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Date:      Wed, 19 Apr 1995 23:56:54 -0400
From:      spp@vx.com (Stephen Potter)
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   FreeBSD and ATAPI/IDE CDs
Message-ID:  <9504192356.ZM14073@squid>

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I can't seem to find anything specific in any of the FAQs I've read, so I'm
going to try here...

Does FreeBSD 2.0 support ATAPI/IDE CDs or not?  I recently bought the
FreeBSD CDrom from WC and am trying to install it on an AcerPower Pentium
60 (the 8879? model) with a Mitsumi IDE CD.  I don't see anywhere in the
startup files that it can support that drive.  Is it possible to pull
certain parts of it off to my DOS slice (bin, compilers, and source, I
suppose), install them and build a new kernel to handle the drive, or I am
just basically out of luck with the drive?

Steve
PS: Sorry I'm not more up on my PC jargon, but I work with "real" machines
(Suns and SGIs) on a regular basis.  PCs are a new hobby I'm starting on,
and I want a real OS (FreeBSD or Linux or both...) instead of just
DOS/Windoze.

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