cd rom driver?

June 30, 2010 at 11:05:17
Specs: IBM DOS 5.0
How do I install a CD Rom driver for IBM DOS

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June 30, 2010 at 17:21:48
If it's a generic IDE model, Google "ide158.exe" (without the quotes, of course) which is very good for generic models and pretty much installs itself by running the executable. If it's something more exotic (SCSI or old MKE), then you'll probably need something from the manufacturer...

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June 30, 2010 at 18:44:54
I'm fairly certain atapi cdrom drivers work with both ms and pc dos so you shouldn't need to hunt down anything special, unless it's older or proprietary or SCSI as mentioned above.

Have you tried oakcdrom.sys, sscdrom.sys or vide-cdd.sys? Those are widely used atapi drivers. Or don't you know now to set up config.sys and autoexec.bat for cdrom support?

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July 5, 2010 at 20:28:59
I had to do the same thing. One way to do it is to get hold of a DOS 6.22 boot disk, and copy the file CD1.SYS to your DOS directory.

Then, place this line into your CONFIG.SYS file:

DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:banana

Save your CONFIG.SYS, and reboot.

The computer will call your CD drive "Banana" when the driver loads, but it is referred to as drive letter D: unless you've got some other drives in there, like for USB flash disk support.

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July 5, 2010 at 21:29:00
Cd1.sys isn't on the standard 6.22 disks. You can find it on various homemade disks available for download. I believe the cd1.sys, cd2.sys, etc. are just renamed cdrom drivers that someone put together on a bootdisk several years ago. The idea being that at least one driver would load, even if you had a non-atapi cdrom. And then for some reason that person wanted to name the cdrom 'banana'.

And of course mscdex.exe needs to load in autoexec.bat to get cdrom support.

We're still waiting for the OP to respond with more info. Gosh, I hope he's OK. Maybe we should send someone over to his place and see. He could have fallen and can't get up.

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July 20, 2010 at 23:35:33
Dos cdrom drivers are incredibly easy to find on the internet. But I've never heard of getting them from a 'market'.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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