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Re: Need help on installing CD-ROM drive

On Tue, Feb 01, 2000 at 01:42:38AM -0800, Ricardo Rivera wrote:
> I'm a newbie to Linux.  I've installed Debian in my
> Packard Bell Packmate 850.  It's a 486 DX/2 50 mhz
> with 20 mb of RAM and a Sound Blaster 16 card with a
> CD-ROM attached to it.  The system does not recognizes
> this CD-ROM drive.  I tried to install different
> driver modules but the only one that do not failed was
> the SoundBlasterPro driver for the CD-ROM.  But it
> does'nt work.
> I managed to install all drivers modules and the base
> system using floppies.  I would like to have my CD-ROM
> to work properly in order to continue installing other
> applications from the Debian CD-ROM.


I have a CDROM hanging off a SB16 card too.  Mine is an ATAPI cdrom, but
not all of them are (look for messages about it in the bootup stuff or
dmesg).  Since the CDROM is on the ide2, it will be /dev/hde, but that
isn't there by default.

This fixed mine, and it may work for you:
cd /dev
./MAKEDEV -v hde   (note: you can use "./MAKEDEV -n -v" to do a test run)

Good luck.


Thank you,
Joe Bouchard

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