[sf-lug] i586 ThinkPad CD-ROM problems
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 12 14:59:20 PST 2007
Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):
> > ide-cd: cmd 0x5a timed out
> > hdc : lost interrupt
> > hdc: ATAPI 24X CD ROM drive 128 k Cache
> > Uniform CD-Rom driver Revisioin: 3.20
> > hdc: lost interrupt
> Well, huh.
> (a) Can you try running "hdparm -d0 /dev/hdc" from a terminal first? That
> will stop the drive from using DMA, which might help.
This might well n be a known problem with a known solution for this
particular model of ThinkPad -- except Alex has never been able to
determine and tell us what model of ThinkPad this is, so we're unable to
use that path of investigation for him.
 For example, my antique Sony VAIO PCG-505FX's CD drive has a weird
ATA interface that requires special boot-ime options for Linux to boot
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