Using a non-ATAPI CDROM
Posted on 1997-07-08
I have a 2x CDROM drive which I would like to use with Linux (Redhat
I have little documentation with it, but it appears to be from a
company called Bluepoint and they call it an ICD-300 (it has a Philips
mechanism, and an Oak Technology interface chip). Bluepoints docs state
that it is a non-ATAPI IDE drive. I have tried searching the web for
info, but have failed completely.
I have used it successfully with Win95, as I have a driver on disk
(which appears to be written by from Oak technology).
Linux however completely fails to detect it as an IDE CDROM (I presume
because it is non-ATAPI).
Is there any hope this can ever work with Linux?? Does anyone else
have a non-ATAPI CDROM ?? Should I just bin it and buy a new one
(I hate doing that!!)