cswiger at mac.com
Wed Feb 11 13:09:29 PST 2004
On Feb 11, 2004, at 4:02 PM, Wouter Grol wrote:
> I have an old pc on witch I want to install freebsd, only when the
> bios does not see the cdrom drive. But windows does.
If the BIOS doesn't recognize the CD-ROM drive, that's generally a
NO-GO for FreeBSD working with the drive. You probably have a
proprietary driver for the device to make it work under Windows.
However, I think FreeBSD had limited support for some of the old
pre-ATAPI CD-ROM drives from Mitsumi and Sony (rebranded by
Creative)...from LINT see:
# Miscellaneous hardware:
# mcd: Mitsumi CD-ROM using proprietary (non-ATAPI) interface
# scd: Sony CD-ROM using proprietary (non-ATAPI) interface
Is your drive one of these? Otherwise, it's probably better to spend
$50 and get a standard CD-ROM drive...
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