I just picked up the Yggdrasil Plug-And-Play (Fall '94 release) and am
having some problems with it. I have a Future Domain TMC-850 SCSI
Controller with a Chinon CDX-535 CD-ROM drive.
Installation goes fine. At the boot: prompt I enter
and I have verified those values with my controller.
However, after it finishes its "Calibrating Delay Loop..." sequence, it
scsi0 : Seagate ST-01/ST-02
scsi : 1 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
Then it continues its startup a while longer and then displays (right
after displaying the RAMDISK size and address):
NEC IDE CD-ROM I/O ERROR
dev 1F00: sector <sector number>
These messages repeat for a few screens full until we end with a
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 1d:01
Now, judging from the documentation this means that I have an unsupported
CD-ROM drive? Are there any options available to me?
The documentation mentions that I can boot up DOS and then run a RUNLINUX
batch file to start linux that way (to allow linux to use the DOS driver
for the CD-ROM). The only way I could get this to work at all was to
strip everything out of my config.sys and autoexec.bat except the driver
and the MSCDEX program. But even here I got a ton of I/O errors reported
by MSCDEX and, when I tried the DEMO (it did end up booting this far),
it also seemed to lock up half-way through it (it displayed what looked
like ghostview with a textfile, that went away and just sat there).
Now, I'm assuming that I'll have a bit more success with the INSTALLATION
option. However, I would much prefer just getting it to recognize my
Chinon CD-ROM. Do I have any options I'm not aware of? Can anyone confirm
that this (unsupported CD-ROM type) *IS* my problem?
Dazed and confused, :)
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