[iyonix-support] Re: IDE device changes - Mode 28

  • From: Ron <iyonix@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:42:28 +1200

In message <alpine.DEB.2.02.1104210741150.4867@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Iyonix PC Owner <iyonix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Apr 2011, Ron wrote:
> [snip]
> > No it's not Geminus, Geminus does seem to mess with the restart
> > procedure. It would be nice to fix that.
> >
> > There is a basic prog called MMCSpeed in Predesk that causes the error
> > when there is no CDROM.
> If it has got a !Run Obey file of it's own, there is your opportunity
> to do the check in that file.
> > Perhaps it could be changed to first check CDROMDrives is not 0
> > before it runs.
> If there is no !Run file for MMCSpeed, you might put MMCSpeed into
> a directory of it's own and add a !Run file that does the checking
> and executes MMCSpeed only if CDROMDrives us > 0.
> Rainer

I have been to Stefan Huber's site and have read the Readme.
MMCSpeed does not have to be in Predesk, so moving it down the order
will prevent boot failing again.
Of late I have been using my own bootapps directory located in a 
handier place (the root dir) than the supplied Tasks dir.
It saves delving into the !Boot structure, and is a central location
for what I am running at boot time so I can change things easily.

I can still use an Obey file to check for CDROMDrives > 0
rather than having it run into the error, though it doesn't
appear to be a problem now.

CDROMDrives isn't a system variable, so the cmos entry would have
to be read.

Cheers,  Ron M.
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