On Feb 11, 2004, at 4:02 PM, Wouter Grol wrote:
I have an old pc on witch I want to install freebsd, only when the bios does not see the cdrom drive. But windows does.


If the BIOS doesn't recognize the CD-ROM drive, that's generally a NO-GO for FreeBSD working with the drive. You probably have a proprietary driver for the device to make it work under Windows. However, I think FreeBSD had limited support for some of the old pre-ATAPI CD-ROM drives from Mitsumi and Sony (rebranded by Creative)...from LINT see:

# Miscellaneous hardware:
# mcd: Mitsumi CD-ROM using proprietary (non-ATAPI) interface
# scd: Sony CD-ROM using proprietary (non-ATAPI) interface

Is your drive one of these? Otherwise, it's probably better to spend $50 and get a standard CD-ROM drive...


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