Subject: Re: CDROM and NetBSD
To: Amancio Hasty Jr <>
From: Adam Glass <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1993 20:59:32
> Hi,
> The reason why I requested information is that with netbsd-0.8
> (yeah I know ancient by you guys standard)
> I get the following error when I boot my system:
> Nov 14 08:49:35 bettina /386bsd:   dev2,lu0: type 0:5(readonly),removable 'TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-3401TA0283' scsi2
> Nov 14 08:49:35 bettina /386bsd: cd0: not ready
> Nov 14 08:49:35 bettina /386bsd:  could not get size of unit 0
> Nov 14 08:49:35 bettina /386bsd: drive empty
> -----------------------------
> So does anyone have any problems with the toshiba CD-ROM XM-3401?
> Tnks,
> 	Amancio

I have this wierd memory that the XM-3401 doesn't report a size unless
a disk is actually in the drive.  I think we used to get this on lamp
before Chris left the sprite disk in their.  We may have fixed the
message though.

I believe the rational is that size/geometry can be a function of the cdrom.

Adam Glass