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Re: Boot disks and new DVD drives

Previously Tyson Dowd wrote:
> A DVD-ROM looks just like a CD-ROM from the kernels point of view --
> it's just another ATAPI drive.  When you put a CD-ROM into it, there
> is little difference.

That were my thoughts as well, but I haven't seen the problem in action.

> I am inclined to believe your friend is mistaken at the moment.
> If further evidence can be produced (including what kind of "couldn't
> install", exactly what hardware, etc) then it might be worth looking
> into it further.

His problem was that the machine wouldn't boot from the CD. I'll bring a
slink CD (dated 2/2/99) when I visit him this sunday to see if we can
figure out what is wrong.


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