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Installed CD-R on Indigo2

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:40 am
by nekonoko
I found a Matsushita CW-7503 8x CD-R in my closet this evening while cleaning and threw it in the Indigo2. It works ... I can boot with it and burn CDs using cdrecord. Only problem is the tray doesn't have those little retention clips for vertical mounting so my CDs fall right out when I hit eject. :)

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:45 am
by orionpi
I've had good luck with my HP 9200i 8x, but I can't boot from it. I tried a Toshiba 40x CDROM and it isn't detected in hinv, looks to be the same one Nekonoko is using. I tried an external 12x I inherited w/ the G3, it would only burn at 4x, got very angry at high speeds.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:49 am
by nekonoko
My Toshiba CD-ROM is 32x actually ... a XM-6201B. I also have a bootable Plextor Ultraplex 40max.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:54 am
by orionpi
nekonoko wrote:My Toshiba CD-ROM is 32x actually ... a XM-6201B. I also have a bootable Plextor Ultraplex 40max.

When you get a chance, let us know if you are able to boot from the burner.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:56 am
by nekonoko
I already booted miniroot off of it with no problem.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:42 am
by nekonoko
Well that was fun; I took it out of there though. I couldn't handle the CDs falling out, plus it seemed a little flaky running vertically anyway. It's a good candidate for an external case or internal in an O2.

I went ahead and put the Ultraplex 40max in the Indigo2 for now. The Ultraplex is interesting ... the vertical CD retainer clips actually slide in and out ... I had to make sure they were in the "out" position in order to keep the CDs from falling on the desk. Works great once they're in position though :)

Re: Installed CD-R on Indigo2

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:24 am
by Shtoink
nekonoko wrote:Only problem is the tray doesn't have those little retention clips for vertical mounting so my CDs fall right out when I hit eject. :)


Maybe you could put a CD spindle on the floor under the CD door and make a game out of it. You could get points depending on where it lands, kinda like a game of horse shoes. Lots of points if you get it on the spindle!

Or you could make the falling CD the trigger for one of those insanley elaborate and impossible traps you see in the cartoons...

:D

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:55 am
by semi-fly
Sounds like fun to me! I picked up an external SCSI plexwriter (16x, I think) from work this week, still in the box with all packaging meterials and software. Maybe I should bring it in from my car, seeing as it's like 19 degrees outside. Anyways, I doubt I'll ever use it for anything, so if anyone needs a burner....

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:36 pm
by vegac
Are these just standard SCSI CD-Rs?
I'd love to grab a CD-R for my O2 here...

Any recommendations on cheap ones that you've known to work?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:51 pm
by nekonoko
How much do you want for it? Does it have vertical retention clips for CDs?

If I could get something that allowed for vertical mounting I'd pass the Matsushita on to an O2 user since it would be ideal in that environment.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:16 pm
by vegac
Yes, I agree, that way I could get the Matsushita from nekonoko for my O2 and everyone's happy :)

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:34 pm
by semi-fly
I'll have to take a look at it, but I'm pretty the drive dosen't allow for vertical mounting.