Summary: Hook up a CDROM drive to X1

From: Kwan, William <>
Date: Thu Jan 09 2003 - 14:47:23 EST
Thanks for the help

Most pointed out that it is probe-ide, not probe-scsi.

Here is the result:
- X1 runs IDE, `probe-ide` or `pribe-ide-all`
- After I setup the 2nd channel with an IDE CDROM drive
  `probe-ide` didn't see the CD drive.
- Both IDE cables in the X1 are ATA100 cables.
  I switched the cable for the CD with a "regular" IDE cable.
  `probe-ide` detected the drive.
- `boot /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f` started read from CDROM

However, it stopped when boot from 10/01 media with the follwing message:

  ok boot /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f
  Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@2,0:f  File and args:
  SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-11 64-bit
  Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
  (Can't load tod module) Program terminated

Anyway, I used 02/02 media and it boots fine

Chris Dupre also suggested that the CD-ROM has to support 512 byte blocks,
not just the PC standard 2k block size.


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