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Date:      Thu, 30 Sep 1999 18:16:42 +1000
From:      "Don Hansford" <>
To:        "Free-BSD Newbies Mailing List" <freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: cd-rom won't work, book & web site unhelpful
Message-ID:  <001401bf0b1c$2272c540$332137cb@igor>
References:  <000201bf0b75$23a6b3f0$dfdfdfdf@mojomatic>

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Connecting CDROMs via the sound card went out with button-up boots!
Unless it is an old 1x or 2x drive with a proprietary interface, try hooking
it into the IDE bus (set it as a slave, first). Otherwise, you have to
enable the sound card before you can enable the CDROM.

Difference between computers & air-conditioners?
Not much, neither work well when you open windows!

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Cohen <>
To: Free-BSD Newbies Mailing List <freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 4:53 AM
Subject: cd-rom won't work, book & web site unhelpful

> I know this isn't the forum for questions but I have tried
> subscribing to the questions mailing list and can't tell
> whether it's taken.  Everytime I send in the authorization I
> get a set of mail that consists of Majordomo results and
> Confirmation for subscribe . . . .
> Anyhow:
> I just bought the 3.3 release and can't complete the
> installation because BSD won't recognize my CD-ROM.  I've
> got a Pentium system w/PCI, scsi hard disk, network card, us
> robotics modem, and sound card.
> The CD-ROM is connected to the bus via an OEM sound card
> configured as a SB16.  The vanilla kernel doesn't work nor
> does reconfiguring the kernel by hand by changing the IRQ
> and port to match the settings reported to me by the Win95
> System Resources Report.  I've also tried using the IRQ and
> port for the sound card.  Neither works.  Any guidance would
> be appreciated.  Would a DOS installation make more sense?
> I'd hate to lose the CD-ROM capability.  Thanks.
> Bob Cohen
> b.p.e.Creative Web Design and Production
> P.O. Box 192 508.384.6054
> Sheldonville, MA 02093
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