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Date:      Thu, 4 Jan 1996 14:17:01 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        blair@oddis.cyber-naut.com (Blair Schmittel)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Question about the CDRom
Message-ID:  <199601040347.OAA09904@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <199601032158.OAA03059@oddis.cyber-naut.com> 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
type.

> 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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