Panasonic CR-562 CD-ROM: usable with SBPro drivers?

Panasonic CR-562 CD-ROM: usable with SBPro drivers?

Post by Russell We » Sat, 07 Aug 1993 23:35:23



I see that Panasonic has released a $299 list ($250 street) double-speed
CR-562 CD drive.  Has anyone tried using this drive with the SB Pro
drivers?  The drive apparently comes with it's own 8-bit interface
card and will also work with the SB CD interface.  It's not SCSI.
It's a 320ms, 300kb/s drive.

-Russell Webb

 
 
 

Panasonic CR-562 CD-ROM: usable with SBPro drivers?

Post by Eberhard Moenkebe » Mon, 09 Aug 1993 20:35:17


: I see that Panasonic has released a $299 list ($250 street) double-speed
: CR-562 CD drive.  Has anyone tried using this drive with the SB Pro
: drivers?  The drive apparently comes with it's own 8-bit interface
: card and will also work with the SB CD interface.  It's not SCSI.
: It's a 320ms, 300kb/s drive.

That drive (I think it's the best buy today, but I never saw one)
is supposed to run (data & audio) with sbpcd0.4.tar.gz - either on the
SoundBlaster (or compatible) or on it's own interface card.

The driver can be found here:
   ftp.gwdg.de:/pub/linux/cdrom/sbpcd04.tgz
or at:
   nic.funet.fi:/pub/OS/Linux/kernel/sbpcd0.4.tar.gz
   tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/ALPHA/sbpcd/sbpcd0.4.tar.gz
   sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/kernel/cdrom/sbpcd0.4.tar.gz

I still need some feedback about "compatibility" & bugs & flaws...



 
 
 

1. Does a Panasonic CR-563-B CD-ROM drive act like a CR-562?

I can't get the Fall '93 Yggdrasil Linux CD-ROM to boot up
on my PC.  I have a 586 box with a Panasonic CR-563-B drive
connected to a sound-less interface card ("Golden" brand).
The drive works find under DOS, but Linux does not seem to be
aware of its existance.  I have the interrupt disconnected
(the jumper on the card completely removed), but as far as I
know, the Linux driver doesn't use the interrupt.  The base address
is 310H.

Should this setup work?  Is the 563 drive really different than the 562?
Can I get a updated boot disk or something what will work with this drive?

Thanks,

Doug Braun

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