I recently bought a Thinkpad 560E and asked for Linux to be installed
for me, don't know how it was installed, over the net or by CDRom, but I
have neither of these with it. The spec is: 150MHz, 48Mb Ram, 2.1Gb Hard
Disk. Apart from the built-in Easy Setup on the Thinkpad, the rest is
taken up by Mandrake 7.0.
So, I needed a CDRom Drive and have now got a brand new one from a local
Computer Fair. It's un-named but it works fine, but I can't get it to
talk to Linux, it's labelled on the box that it supports, PC, Mac and
Unix. The floppy disk supplied with it has a list on it of:
PCMCIA/IDE and the software I actually got was for Parallel/IDE.
I went to the firm I got it from with the Drive and Thinkpad and
articles I had downloaded from Torque about IDE and SCSI, they suggested
I got some SCSI software from the Net, but when I tried to download from
the Website, I found that they weren't about software, but special
leads. There must be some software somewhere that would do the trick,
The little booklet I also got with the External CDRom Drive is called
'Parallel to Atapi/IDE Manual, so I didn't understand why I was told to
get SCSI software, and if I needed it, why it wasn't on the floppy disk
I got. So, please, what is the diference between IDE and SCSI - I'm
confused - please help.
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