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Date:      Thu, 4 Jan 1996 14:17:01 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <>
To: (Blair Schmittel)
Subject:   Re: Question about the CDRom
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Blair Schmittel" at Jan 3, 96 02:58:09 pm

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Blair Schmittel stands accused of saying:

> I have a client that is buying the FreeBSD Cd-Rom from Walnut Creek.
> One problem, he doesn't have SCSI CD-Rom drive.  He says it isn't IDE
> either.  I was thinking ATAPI, he said it had a 16 pin ribbon ccable.

If it has a 16-pin ribbon, it's a proprietary interface of some unknown

> Anyway, saying this is ATAPI, what are the chances that it will
> install (being ATAPI suport is still experimental) correctly?  I
> figure he'll have problems anyway because he is a novice UNIX user
> anyway.

It's not ATAPI if it has a 16-pin cable.  "IDE" and "ATAPI" are close to
synonymous when it comes to CDroms, if I understand things correctly.

> Blair

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