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Re: Does SRM care what IDE optical drive it sees?

2010/2/26 Bob Tracy <rct@gherkin.frus.com>:
> Situation: I've got a PWS 433au (Miata) on which I've been trying to do
> a "from scratch" install of Lenny.  (See the gory details on
> debian-alpha).  To make a long story short, I had reason to try and
> replace the existing CD-ROM drive with a CD-RW burner, and the Alpha
> refused to boot.  I couldn't even get the power-up diagnostics to run.
> I put the original CD-ROM drive back in the system (and removed the new
> one).  Result: everything works correctly.
> Is SRM really that picky about the optical drive?  Or did I simply
> install a defective drive (not likely, but I'll consider the
> possibility)?

Hello Bob.

VMS is very picky about CDROM drives, only a few works.
About Debian GNU/Linux and also NetBSD, I could say you that any CDROM
drive I have usually works good.


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