> I'm trying to install SCO using a Funai CD-ROM drive model #E2650UA
> and receive the following error numerous times on the screen:
> Srom MODESENSE waiting
> SCSI CD-ROM 0 dev 51/0 (ha=1 id=0 lun=0) block 98
> Drive not ready: being loaded
> Status (something)=D1 target=01 key: 02 04 01
> Any ideas? Is the drive compatible?
By searching the web a bit, I determined that this is a 6x speed ATAPI
Given that, the messages definitely suggest that the drive is not
compatible. It could also be a problem with the IDE controller (e.g.
the BIOS may be programming it for an unusable PIO mode).
Three things you could try:
1. In BIOS setup, see if you have per-unit control of PIO modes. If
so, set the CD-ROM to a slower PIO mode (go to 0).
2. Move it from its current seconday/master position to primary/slave.
This may convince your BIOS to program it for a better PIO mode.
3. Try the latest OpenServer IDE driver, oss451a (see
If it still doesn't work in the primary/slave position and using the
latest driver, then it really is incompatible.