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Old 02-19-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Installing Slackware-8.00 with IDE CD-ROM MITSUMI FX001D?


Hallo,

I tried without any success to install Slackware-8.00 with the ADAPI IDE CD-ROM drive MITSUMI FX001D. This runs fine with DOS (P: 300, I: 10).

I tried bare and mcdx.

Which bootdisk file have I to take for this reason?

Or have I to insert any parameters while installing (with bare)?

Thank for help.

Werner
 
Old 02-19-2003, 04:51 PM   #2
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Well, I think I remember that drive! I might even have one around here somewhere, from about ten years ago. Are you sure it still works? (hehehe)

Anyway, you might try the isp16.i kernel. You have to provide additional info at boot prompt though:

isp16=0x300,0x0A,0,Mitsumi

The format of the above is: isp16=<port>,<irq>,<dma>,<drive type>

Drive type can be: Sanyo, Panasonic, Sony, and Mitsumi

Have you checked your other system requirements? (16 MByte RAM for instance.)
 
Old 02-20-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for help.

While running bootdisk with that additional info it tells:

No such image. [Tab] shows a list.
ramdisk drive2 mount

Which one is here the right one?

I tried all three:

ramdisk ..., drive2 ... and mount isp16=0x320,0x11,5,Mitsumi
(Port, IRQ and DMA from DOS.)
tell while kernel booting:
ISP16: configuration cdrom interface, version 0.6
ISP16: no cdrom interface found.

Werner.

Last edited by Werner; 02-20-2003 at 02:38 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 06:28 AM   #4
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I am not sure here what to recommend but it sounds like maybe you are entering the information at the wrong time. It has been a very long time since I have had to do any of the special interface stuff so I am not sure I remember either. Probably around ten years ago and I had a difficult time as well. But I think there are two prompts; a boot prompt and a disk change prompt. After you create a bootdisk with the isp16.i kernel, you boot it and at the first prompt enter the isp16 info, then at the next prompt you change out the diskette and insert the root disk and press enter for it to read the disk for the ramdisk root file system for it to mount. From there you should be able to begin installation provided your the CD drive was detected correctly.

Now for your info you posted with the config values from DOS. The irq value was given as 0x11 that would be irq assignment 17 (base 10) and I do not think that is what you intended. The "0x" indicates the number is base 16 and not base 10. The irq 11 (base 10) assignment would be 0x0B in base 16 or more commonly called hex. Irq 10 (base 10) would be 0x0A in hex. Values 0 through 9 would be the same as base 10. The range would be 0x00 through 0x0F for 0 to 15 and 0x10 would be 16 in base 10.

In addition, the drive may be a Mitsumi, but the I/O information is in regard to the controller card that interfaces the drive. A Mitsumi controller card and a Soundblaster sound card will have different requirements. But both could operate the CD Drive. And I am sure that I remember others cards with CD interfaces for the Mitsumi drives. So the actual interface card here is also important.

I hope it is of some help.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 07:07 AM   #5
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I have the same problem. i have an ancient 486 with a mitsumi cd drive which i wish to use a server. I was hoping to install slackware on it, but i cannot get the boot disk to work. I tried bare.i, old_cd and lowmem as they were the only relevent ones i could find on my slackware 9.1 cd. I was hoping someone could direct me to a link where i could get other boot images or even tell me what i'm doing wrong.
thanks
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:23 AM   #6
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http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CDROM-HOWTO/x97.html#AEN114 Shows that there are 2 drivers available : mcd and mcdx . Maybe that helps a bit... ?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:52 AM   #7
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alright, i'm gonna start from the very start. I've been at this for a while now i've tried 2 distro's (slackware and deli) 2 cdrom drives (creative quadspeed and my old mitsumi drive). I suspect that the creative is broken because when i loaded slackware it got detected but nothing copied, i tried again and it didn't detect. So i'm down to my mitsumi drive, the slackware nor the deli boot disks want to detect it, i think i have to pass paramaters but i don't know how to find out the port, dma or irq.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:03 AM   #8
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did you try the mcdx.i bootdisk ? and then

mcdx=0x300,10
 
  


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