Subject: Re: CD Rom's and compiling kernels
To: Greg Ames <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-development
Date: 11/18/1994 15:53:40
> Has anyone had any luck using a CD-ROM drive with MacBSD?

I did at one time.  I haven't tried it in a long time, though...
A lot of stuff has changed since then, so I'm not too surprised
to hear that it's got problems :-(  I'll try to look at it when
I get back from turkey-day festivities.

> First of all, what's the difference between cd0a and cd0d?  SunOS just
> has /dev/sr0.  Why the partition syntax?

I think that this is a holdover from hard disk partitioning.  I think
that only cd0a is valid, but some things might need cd0d.  Not sure,
though.  I'll look into it, too.


Allen Briggs - end killing - ** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac **