[ale] ide rom install

George A. Nies gnies at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 15 11:13:18 EST 1998

g wrote:
> hello,
> i have been running a linux system on a 486dxii66 for some time without
> any problems until i switched to a p100 with a creative labs hexspeed
> cd-620e rom drive. the linux ide/atapi boot disk will recognize the 620
> at boot, but setup won't detect it when it is selected as install
> source. i know that most of the time it is enough to switch the drive's
> id to 0, but there's no way to adjust that on the 620. would you have
> any suggestions? thanks in advance,
> georgie fflynt

When you say "recognize at boot" what is the message you see?

Should be something like:

hda: <your hard-drive's parameters>
hdc: 620E, ATAPI, CDROM drive

ide1: secondary interface on irq 15
ide0: primary interface on irq 14

If so, your cdrom is on /dev/hdc, and you should select ide/atapi
from the setup program, then select /dev/hdc.

If you select "soundblaster cdrom", setup will try to use

The hint of changing the drive id refers to the panasonic drive
interface that creative used before ide/atapi became popular.

Most drives 6x and higher are ide/atapi, and can be plugged into
any ide bus in the computer.  There is a master/slave jumper just
like ide hard drives.

Still not working?  Drop me a line.


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