Re: Does SRM care what IDE optical drive it sees?
On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, Bob Tracy wrote:
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
I haven't had any trouble putting random optical drives in my DPWS 433au.
I've used CD-RW and even DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives. I guess I did have a little
trouble with a defective drive that kept popping open randomly, but it did
that on any machine it was attached to. I've probably tried about 5
different drives on different Miata's now with no trouble. It seems really
strange to me that a CD drive would keep you from getting to SRM.