cd-rom

How do I get the installion boot disk to use my cd-rom.
I have a mitsumi at address 300 irq 10.
If I let it auto detect the drive starts , but then I get the message "unable to mount medium". Am using Linux Mandrake deluxe from Macmillan. Thanks for your help.
cassmanAsked:
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rbrCommented:
When do you get this err message. At startup. Is a CD-ROM in the drive?
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cassmanAuthor Commented:
There is a cd-rom in drive. Error message occurs during installation. I boot with the supplied boot disk, it then asks me if the install is from hard disk or cd-rom. I choose cd-rom, pick the matching cd-rom from the list, choose automatic (I have specified my settings also as "0x300 ,10"), it initializes the drive (the cd spins and the drive light comes on), then I get the
error message.
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biardCommented:
Sounds to me as though you are using your cdrom through a sound card.  This may not be fully supported depending on what type of sound card it is.
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biardCommented:
Any luck with the cdrom?
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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
Do yourself two favors in one: Get Slackware 7.0 and enjoy while you see it detecting your old CD-ROM and installing a much superior distribution.
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carlosvsCommented:
Are you using an Original Install CD or a burned one .. becuse if it is burned the wrong way it can not be uses for cd Install!
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biardCommented:
If the cdrom drive has to be picked from the list, it is not a cd issue, but a drive compatibility/functionality issue.  It is as if the cdrom is on an unsupported scsi controller or a sound card (most likely based on the i/o address and irq).  If it were a standard ide cdrom, it would be on irq 14 or irq 15 (one of the ide controllers), but it isn't, which leads me to believe it is running through a sound card.  How many proprietary sound card cdrom controllers are supported by Linux?  Very few if any, I'm sure.  Time to get a real cdrom drive in there. And chances are, once Linux is installed, the sound card may not function correctly as well.
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cassmanAuthor Commented:
I was able to get it installed
I noticed as I was trying to detect the cdrom my hard drive light was still on. I went back and chose install from hard drive (there was no installation on my hard drive). Went back to install from cdrom, put in 0X300,(noticed the hard drive light was not on) and it worked!
Thanks to all of you for your help,
Harvie
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