CDROM on the parallel port?

CDROM on the parallel port?

Post by Antoine de Maricou » Thu, 29 Sep 1994 21:44:18

I got a notebook runnig under Linux, and I plan to buy a CDROM.
I read there was some that can be pluged into the parallel port, but
I don't know if this is supported by Linux. The HOWTO is not very clear
about this point. I also wonder what are the performances i.e. what it the
limit due to the parallel port. I don't want to buy an expensive quadruple
speed one if the parallel port just supports a simple speed transfert rates.

I just would appreciate any advice or experiment report about this.




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