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Date:      Thu, 20 Apr 1995 09:49:10 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Christoph Kukulies <>
To: (Stephen Potter)
Cc: (user alias)
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and ATAPI/IDE CDs
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <9504192356.ZM14073@squid> from "Stephen Potter" at Apr 19, 95 11:56:54 pm

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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

No. You can either wait for the release of the 2.1 CD or .......

> 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

.... you - I see you have a DOS partition - copy the distribution parts
(bin, src) to your DOS partition, then boot FreeBSD (which may be a minimum
version at that time) , mount the DOS partition and install the rest.

> 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.
> --
> Stephen P Potter		Varimetrix Corporation
> 2350 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 4			    Palm Bay, FL 32905
> (407) 676-3222 						  CAD/CAM/CAE/Software

--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies
FreeBSD 2.1.0-Development FreeBSD 2.1.0-Development
#2: Tue Apr 11 20:03:36 MET DST 1995    root@blues:/usr/src/sys/compile/BLUESGUS

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