Post by Toni Grass Post by Benjamin Gawert
AFAIR yes. A generic ATA drive should do.
Do have any idea which is able to handle 512 byte blocks? I have a nice
black DVD-RW here which definitely did not boot on Octane with IDE-SCSI
SCSI != IDE/ATA
There isn't anything like a 512byte mode jumper with ATA. CDROM data is
2048bytes/sector while disk drives are 512byte/sector. You need an
optical drive which supports 512byte mode only if the boot firmware
(BIOS/PROM/whatever) is only able to boot from 512byte/sector devices.
Octane is one of the machines that fall into that category.
The reason why your ATA DVD-RW drive doesn't boot is that ATA optical
drives don't work with 512byte/sector, the ATA drive simply doesn't
understand the byte mode switching command.
All ATA compliant systems (like Fuel and Tezro) can boot from
2048byte/sector media just fine and thus work with every ATA compliant