> > > Please add that back again.
> > No. The Matsushita/Mitsumi/Sony CDROM interfaces have gone the way of
> > the 3c501. The drivers are there, and if you're really desperate, you're
> > welcome to try them, but they're not supported install devices anymore.
> > Note that it's trivial to build a custom installation kernel these days,
> > and in your case, it would be the simplest answer.
> Well, although I may have the tools and host machines around normally,
> in this particular case, where I'm upgrading an ISDN gateway machine
> I'm really on my own and have no 4.2 kernel build environment at hand.
Then you are in an unfortunate situation, and we're terribly sorry, but
your hardware simply isn't supported by the installation environment.
> When the drivers are there, what would be the price for adding them into
> the GENERIC installation kernel?
> Couldn't the drivers be loaded
> as modules and test against presence of the hardware similar like Linux or NT
> do it? We have a two floppy installation kit anyway, so it should not
> be a disk space problem only.
It is a space problem. You can trivially put modules on a third floppy,
but you would first need to turn the matcd driver into a module, which
you are encouraged to do as you appear to be one of the three people left
in the world with a functioning Matsushita drive - a necessary
prerequisite for this activity. 8)
... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also. But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view. [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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