Help: Mitsumi CD-ROM model FX001D

Help: Mitsumi CD-ROM model FX001D

Post by Kenneth Russel » Sun, 11 Jan 1998 04:00:00



I am trying to install Red Hat v5 Linux on a 486 system. Their hardware
compatibility list lists this older Mitsumi CD-ROM (model FX001D).
However, Red Hat's support people have been very unsupportive. During
the installation process (first booting with the Red Hat boot disk), the
computer will not recognize the drive. This is an older 2x CD-ROM with a
controller card (non-ATAPI).

Does anyone have experience using this model of CD-ROM with Linux? It
should work, but doesn't. Please email me directly in case I miss your

 
 
 

Help: Mitsumi CD-ROM model FX001D

Post by John Andruszk » Sun, 11 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Works fine on my 486 with RH v5.  Which driver did use choose during the
installation setup?


> I am trying to install Red Hat v5 Linux on a 486 system. Their hardware
> compatibility list lists this older Mitsumi CD-ROM (model FX001D).
> However, Red Hat's support people have been very unsupportive. During
> the installation process (first booting with the Red Hat boot disk), the
> computer will not recognize the drive. This is an older 2x CD-ROM with a
> controller card (non-ATAPI).

> Does anyone have experience using this model of CD-ROM with Linux? It
> should work, but doesn't. Please email me directly in case I miss your



 
 
 

Help: Mitsumi CD-ROM model FX001D

Post by la PizzĂ©ria Giovan » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Mine works fine with 2.0.32 On what used (in the former times ...) to be
a slakware distribution.
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Help: Mitsumi CD-ROM model FX001D

Post by Wolfgang Rup » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00



> Does anyone have experience using this model of CD-ROM with Linux? It
> should work, but doesn't. Please email me directly in case I miss your


Yep!

You can either load the driver as a module into the kernel
(never tried this for CDROM) or specify it as a kernel parameter
at bootup if you have the driver compiled in, e.g mcd=0x300,11

Worked fine on a 386, 486, Pentium.

bye

Wolfgang