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Bootable CD won't recognize SATA drivers

Last Modified: 2013-12-01
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I'm creating a bootable Symantec Ghost disc that needs to house the ghost image file on the DVD. I've got no problems getting the CD to boot and load up Ghost, but I'm having issues with a particular model's SATA CD drive.

This disc works perfectly on older machines with CD/DVD drives connected via IDE cables, but it doesn't work when I try to use it on a PC with a SATA drive. Via Google, I've found that this is because OAKCDROM.SYS isn't compatible with SATA drives, and I've been recommended to look into gcdrom.sys, which I've done.

I appear to have put everything together correctly, but DOS still reports back that it can't find and drives. Here's my autoexec.bat and config.sys files info:

device=oakcdrom.sys /d:turtle
device=oakcdrom.sys /d:odin /c0
device=oakcdrom.sys /d:thor /c1
device=oakcdrom.sys /d:baldur /c2
device=oakcdrom.sys /d:vali /c3


mscdex.exe /d:turtle /d:odin /d:thor /d:baldur /d:vali


Now, all the programs load correctly, but gcdrom.sys throws back errors saying that it can't find any drives, and then mscdex.exe kicks back an error at the end saying "No drives found, aborting installation". Ghost then opens, but obviously there's no drives listed.

Now, I don't know if this is some sort of problem with the particular DVD drive in the PC model or what, but I'm pretty much lost here.
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I just realized my config.sys says device=oakcdrom.sys /d:whatever /cX , and all of those should be gcdrom.sys

If fixing the typo doesn't resolve the issue, it'll probably be a legacy mode thing. I'll report back soon.

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