On Saturday, 2005-07-30 @ 20:23 -0400, Rich Goodwin wrote:
On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 20:23 -0800, Greg Wallace wrote:
> I have a Windoze machine and a Linux machine running SuSE 8.1 Pro. I am
> looking to upgrading my SuSE system to 9.3 (I have all of the versions in
> between in the boxed sets). Both of these machines were originally
> machines from Dell. The Linux box has a CD RW and
the Windoze machine
> Samsung 332B CD RW DVD reader device. I want to
swap them -- put the DVD
> reader device on the Linux machine and the CD reader on the Windoze
> That way I can upgrade my SuSE with the DVDs. Do
I have to worry about
> drivers, or will SuSE have some generic driver that will be able to read
> from this DVD device?
> Greg Wallace
It should work. The Samsung site is rather light on
tech details but
since it is an IDE DVD drive, it will most likely work fine.
To be sure, however, I reccomend you test it with a
like KNOPPIX or Kanotix (I like Kanotix the most). Since you have a
second CD drive, you can boot from that and use k3b to try to burn a
CD/DVD on the Samsung drive. Once you've done this - you'll know it
works and the SuSe install will be okay.
Thanks. I think I'll give it a try. Worst case (hopefully) is I just have
to switch them back. The CD-DVD device is as old as the Linux box (circa
8.1, but slightly older), which I would think would raise the odds on an
older version of Linux like mine (though that may not even matter).