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Re: cdrom problem
Thanks for you reply Nick and Miod,
Yeah I tried putting the drive as slave on the primary ide controller and i know
the cables and so forth are fine because I have no
problems with the drive under windows NT. I haven't tried cleaning the drive
yet, but I will let you guys know what happens when i do.
email@example.com on 03/08/2000 06:52:16 PM
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: cdrom problem
Um... Sounds like it means exactly what it says -- read problems. The
CD-ROM drive is probably dirty if it is original to the P133. If the CD
is a recordable (CD-R), keep in mind many older drives have trouble
Teac had several NON-ATAPI drives which had 40 pin interfaces, but if
you plugged them into a IDE controller, you shut down the bus (if not
the CPU). I don't think OpenBSD would detect it durring boot. And,
they had FOUR drive select positions, not "Master/Slave", so I think it
is safe bet you have an IDE drive.
Try another CD, try blowing some clean air through the drive, try
changing the drive. I had some problem recently with a bad secondary
IDE bus, you might even try slaving the drive with the HD (this is NOT
an ideal configuration, BTW, but good for testing)
And what is wrong with a P133? I've got a couple OpenBSD machines that
work quite well I'd gladly trade for your P133 (one is a P66, another is
a 486/66). 8-)
> I recently installed openbsd 2.6 on a dell xps 133 (yeah thats right a P 133).
> My CDROM is a TEAC CD-56E, it is set to master on the secondary ide
> As far as I can
> tell it is a standard ATAPI device (if I am wrong, please no flames)
> Everytime I try to moun the drive, i get input out errors. I know BSD detects
> the drive because
> it says so during the boot sequence.
> If anyone experienced something similiar or know of a possible fix, please let
> me know.