View Full Version : Can now reboot on Sony IDE (Int)

07-10-2002, 12:13 AM
Hi, This is FYI.
I was just reading over the 9.2 upgrade plan from XLR8yourmac.com. I haven't actually done it but I am preparing to. I put in a Sonnet ATA/100 card and a Maxtor IDE drive in my 7600, which is now in my 9600. I had a Sony CD driver supplied by apple already. But I checked the tome that came with 9.2 and found that it included a later version of the Sony CDR extension.

Never have I been able to boot off my ide internal (Sony) cdrw drive since I installed it a couple of months ago. I couldn't do it by holding the "C" key down. Nor could I do it by choosing the system folder of the loaded CD under Startup disk, and then rebooting. I just would not work.

Until now. Happily, the later 9.2 Sony CDR extension (driver) has for the first time allowed me to reboot on a Norton CD. Pretty cool. Just in case that helps anyone else. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


07-10-2002, 10:20 PM
Wow LB, I was just considering posting on the bootability of a (LaCie-distro) 8x4x24x Plextor, Internal IDE CD-RW Drive on any ATA/IDE or USB/F-Wire (via external enclosure's)card.

I found a good deal on one and of course that made me curious.

I do have a 'Wintel' running Linux http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/cool.gif that could benefit, since it has IDE but it also has USB, so the external usage would only seem proper since I could use it on each box.

I just really don't know the "bootable" track record of using IDE devices on a old-world mac, particularly a 6-Slot with Int. & Ext SCSI.

Granted, I really couldn't see the absolute need of booting with this drive on the 9500, but you Guru's know how easily my curiosity is piqued by now http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/tongue.gif

"I made a conscience decision in a semi-conscious state"

[This message has been edited by billbo (edited 10 July 2002).]