I would appreciate very much if anybody could please give me a
hand with the setup. Linux can't detect the CD-ROM. My configuration
Pentium MMX 200 MHz
100 Mb RAM
4 HD IDE (2Gb, 2Gb, .05Gb, 0.5Gb) --> on controllers #1 and #2
AHA PCI to SCSI interface + 3 HDs (1Gb, 1Gb, 2Gb).
SoundBlaster16 PnP w/standard IDE controller interface (I guess)
controlling a HITCHI-CDR-7930 CD-ROM.
In DOS, and Win95 the CD-ROM is viewed as a regular ATAPI? device.
Win95 uses the "standard" driver without problems. In DOS I use a
regular CD-ROM driver without problems.
The settings are:
address = 220h
On board IDE controller IRQ=10
CD-ROM: address = 168h
I have tried feeding boot commands at boot time without any success.
If I try to install modules by autoprobing, the CD-ROM goes
undetected. If I try to install modules by hand, all of them but the
Generic CD-ROM Atapi fail. This one gives me a message of "insmod
cdrom succeeded" but the CD-ROM does not appear in my list of hardware
nor can I access it to proceed with the installation.
Could it be that Linux can only detect 2 IDE (EIDE) controllers max?
What if I install from the HDD and later on try to force Linux to
recognize the CD-ROM?
BTW I am using Caldera's Open Linux Base v1.1