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Old 03-29-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Aztcd CD-Rom drivers

I am trying to install Linux (different versions but currently Mandrake) on an old computer. I can boot from CDs and I have had a perfect install with Redhat 7.2 (Which I crashed but don't want back)

The problem is I have a Wearnes proprietery Cd-rom drive and no other Distro will boot from it. I have tried a boot floppy but when it tries to read from the Cd-drive it fails.

I know that it needs an aztcd driver but the only information I can find is for people who have already installed linux. How do I make a driver floppy.

14.5. CDROM Device Drivers
14.5.1. aztcd: Aztech/Orchid/Okano/Wearnes/TXC/CDROM driver

This is a driver for the Aztech, Orchid, Okano, Wearnes, TXC, and CDROM devices (which have special non-SCSI non-ATA interfaces).


modprobe aztcd aztcd=0x340



address of base I/O port

Read Documentation/cdrom/aztcd in the Linux source tree for full information.
Oh, I was going to give the address but I'm not allowed as it's my first post.

Sorry if I've not made that clear, if you need more information to answer just ask.

Old 03-29-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Just need to find a distro that has your driver built into the kernel, then you shouldn't have a problem providing the motherboard can boot from the device. Maybe you have a friend who'll compile the kernel for you if you suck up
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Ok, we think we may have found another solution. I'll edit in what happens.

Thanks for your answer.


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