I have one of these somewhere... I think (WAAAAYYYYYY back around 2.1.5)
it used a mitsumi driver. That machine though has since turned into a
"Novell/DOS/whatever the heck old stuff I feel like installing this
week" machine, so I don't have it running on a FBSD machine right now. I
did a quick search on FreeBSD.org and found references to non-IDE drives
Matsushita (Panasonic), Sony CDU-31 and Mitsumi (non-IDE) I know for a
fact my 2x drive was one of the m ones. I am pretty sure it was the
Mitsumi, but that matcd in reference to the Matsushita looks awful
familiar. Anyhow, it will probably use one of these.
Ok, update... I pulled the cover off the machine it is in (it's about to
be turned into a FreeDOS plaything) and I see a reference to
Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics Industries LTD. It is a Creative Labs
CD-ROM and says Creative on the tray. It has a model number CRE-BTB on a
label on the drive. It has a small 8-bit isa card (that it is currently
using) or it can connect directly to one of the old SB cards. I don't
know what SB card it was but I think it may have been a 16 Value. I
never had much success getting the sound card to give me sound from
FreeBSD, but I know for a fact the controller card and the sound card
both worked under FreeBSD 2.x.
I know most of this has nothing to do with your post, but you sent me
back to my first experiences with FreeBSD and it was a great feeling.
Anyhow, I am now about 99% sure that it uses the matcd driver (maybe
that will help somewhat) I just checked out the LINT kernel config file
on a 4.4-RC #5 system and it mentions the Matsushita and Mitsumi
drivers, so you should be good to go. Worst case, you should just need
to reconfigure and recompile your kernel.
sorry for all the blah-blah-blah,
> i recently installed freebsd on an old pentium 90, 8MB RAM and 525MB
> HDD. it has a SoundBlaster 16 and a creative 2x cd-rom which connects
> to the soundblaster card.
> i didn't attempt to do any setup of the cd-rom when i installed freebsd.
> instead, i just copied bin, doc, xf86336, floppies to my dos partition
> and got sysinstall to pull it from there.
> now i want to install some other things and i have no space left on the
> dos partition, so i thought i would setup the cd-rom and use it directly.
> i read somewhere that you were supposed to set it in userconfig, but the
> only cdrom devices i saw there were for atapi cdroms (i assumed those
> wouldn't work, if it turns out this would have worked please tell me)
> next i looked in /dev and found a couple scd* devices. i tried to mount
> them (i think it would be scd0a) but mount gave me the error 'device not
> i really need to use the cd drive, can anyone help?
> if you do reply, please reply to my email address as i might not check
> usenet for a couple days.
> IDSPISPOPD 2001/03/31
> -= Jesse Maple =-
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