Re: Still no IDE-CD in 1.3.25

Alex Farinas (
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 13:45:05 -0700 (PDT)

I had some problems initially with my IDE-CD when I upgraded to the 1.3.25
kernel. What I did was use 'noprobe' as a kernel load option and
specifically defined 'cdrom' for that particular device.

My lilo.conf for this looks like:

append="ide0=serialize ide0=dtc2278 hdb=1046,16,63 hdd=noprobe hdc=cdrom"

I have a dtc=2278d interface with 2 IDE hard drives and the CDROM on

I hope this helps.

--Alex Farinas

On Tue, 12 Sep 1995 wrote:

> I know this has been a problem for others. I got emailed a workaround the
> other day with the stern caveat, "Just be sure NEVER to switch the CD if
> you use this fix." A bit impractical. . . .
> I have been unable to boot any kernels since 1.3.22. They all hang at the
> point of mounting my CDROM drive, which is an ATAPI Mitsumi hung on the
> IDE device.
> The bug has to do with the driver attempting to reset the drive after
> detecting "Media Changed." It hangs in an infinite loop of detecting the
> media changed, timing out on an interrupt, and "Resetting the ATAPI" driver.
> I implemented the workaround but then chickened out of using it--I love the
> current contents of my filesystem too much to take a chance :-)
> Thanks for whomever might be able to provide me with a real fix.
> Brian Capouch
> Saint Joseph's College