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Date:      Thu, 20 Apr 1995 12:42:12 -0400
From: (Stephen Potter)
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and ATAPI/IDE CDs
Message-ID:  <9504201242.ZM778@squid>
In-Reply-To: (Terry Lambert) "Re: FreeBSD and ATAPI/IDE CDs" (Apr 20, 10:22am)
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On Apr 20, 10:22am, Terry Lambert wrote:
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD and ATAPI/IDE CDs
> > 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.

Thanks to all who have explained the situation to me.  I think what I'll go
ahead and do is return the FreeBSD 2.0 CD to WC, and wait for 2.1.  Kind of
depresssing actually, I was hoping to be able to use it.  However, the
CD->DOS->install won't work too well for me, as I don't have a lot of extra
hard drive space, having now made partitions for FreeBSD, DOS, and Linux.

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

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