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Date:      Tue, 4 May 1999 20:19:16 +0100
From:      John <>
Subject:   weird cdrom problem
Message-ID:  <$>

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Hello freebsd-questioners

I have a cdrom drive (32x speed) which SuSE Linux 6 detects but FreeBSD
3.1 doesn't. I can boot from the cd if the cd is SuSE but not FreeBSD
3.1 (i.e. it is a relatively new board and the cdrom drive is set
bootable). It is jumpered to be secondary master IDE. There are
correctly jumpred hard drives on the other three channels.

If I install a linux system, and put the FreeBSD cd in after
installation, the cd is read perfectly. I still cannot boot to cd if I
restart the machine - it gives the error 'boot record not found on

[FreeBSD 3.1]

If I make a bootable pair of floppies, and configure the kernel, select
cdrom as media, it cannot find the cd still.

Linux detects the cd as a CRD-8322B ATAPI CDROM drive. It is about 1
year old.

What to do? Why the difference?



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