I am trying to get my cdrom to work under slackware 9.0. It installed slackware and it works intermittenly (i.e. rarely). Under dmesg | less it lists it as Samsung CD-R/RW SW-248F, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive. I have tried various different things but I have not been able to find the right combination to get it to work. I am running on a pentium 200 running slackware 9.0 with the bare kernel. I have one hard drive /dev/hda and the cdrom /dev/hdb. It has the /dev/cdrom linked to /dev/scd0 and have tried linking it to /dev/hdb. I have tried including append="hdb=ide-scsi" in lilo.conf. I have been trying to insmod ide-cd and insmod sg. It has ide-scsi built into the kernel from what I read. But it still doen't work. I tried going to samsung site but they have alot information on printing and linux but did not find much info on linux and cdroms. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Micah J. Kimbrough
P.S. I do not know if this is effecting applix 4.3.2. I posted a question about it because it is not working. I installed it from cdrom.
P.S.S. I used the kernel that booted slackware in setup. I assumed it is bare.