Re: Use CD-ROM on Sound Blaster Card

Derrik Pates (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 23:59:22 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Bryan Parkoff wrote:

> Hello,
> I am new to Linux. I have Sound Blaster AWE32 Plug and Play. I do not
> know how to compile the configuration. I have AWE32 script that comes from
> OSS Linux. I tested to hear the sound. It works fine.
> How can I tell OSS Linux to detect CD-ROM? I don't think that I probably
> need to use "mount /dev/sbpcd /dev/cdrom..." I may use different command.

The sound driver and CDROM driver aren't one and the same. Anyway, the
AWE32 PnP doesn't use a Creative/Matsushita/Panasonic interface - it's an
EIDE interface.

> I downloaded ISA PNP Tools from Red Hat FTP site. Note: It won't work on
> my computer because my computer has four EISA and two ISA slots. How can I
> find EISA PNP Tools?

It should work with any computer even if it has no PnP BIOS - the program
just broadcasts to listening cards on a specigic port address. And you
can't just use the standard methodology. You hafta use some modified
tactics - the 'PCMCIA IDE support' and the module code included in one of
isapnptools' README files. You need to know how to build a kernel for that
though. And there is no 'EISA_PnP tools' either. No one has had reason to
create such a beast.

> Can you give me direction how to install CD-ROM and Sound Blaster AWE32
> together in Linux, please?

You need to get comfortable with just building a Linux kernel first thing.

> I appreciate your help when you respond to my questions above.
> Thank you,
> Bryan Parkoff