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Date:      Thu, 20 Apr 95 10:22:29 MDT
From: (Terry Lambert)
To: (Stephen Potter)
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?

No.  Even though FreeBSD has wonderful SCSI support and ATAPI is just
a way to cram SCSI commands down an IDE interface (suprise... bet you
thought there really was such a thing as an IDE CDROM drive), the
support isn't there yet.

It is being worked on right now by some good people, so it should be
there soon (I don't know if it's going to make the next release
date, however; that's supposed to be later this month).

You *can* build the boot disks, and then copy the bindist or whateve
else you want to install to your DOS partition, install from the
floppies to get minimally up, mount the DOS partition, and install
from your DOS copies.  This process is described in greater detail
in the release note and installation instructions accompanying (and
on) the CDROM itself.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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