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Authored by: ddldreaming on Nov 17, '01 02:00:38PM

The patch worked for me to the extent that I was able to burn an audio CD with Toast 5.1p2 using my external Yamaha 8424S and Adaptec 2930U card (I've got a stock G4/400/AGP). I had to reinstall iTunes v2.0.2 after installing Toast and the patch for the drive to be seen in Toast. (In fact, both the Finder and iTunes now recognize the drive and will attempt to write to it, but fail attempting to initialize a session -- 'an unknown error occurred (-1)'.)

But I now have a more distressing issue. Previously I'd been able to use my Yamaha as a plain-old CD-ROM, for both audio and data . Now, any attempt to read from the drive for more than 15 or 20 seconds elicits a kernel panic from the Adaptec driver (I'm using their 1.0.2 release). This isn't a huge problem since I only really want to burn discs with the external drive; my internal one works fine for playing stuff. Still, I hate making my system less stable.

Sigh... I should just bite the bullet and get an external firewire drive. Pity, I like my Yamaha.



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more on kernel panics...
Authored by: ddldreaming on Nov 17, '01 05:41:14PM

Looks like my kernel panics when reading data from this drive occur whether the El Gato patch is in place or not. My guess is a problem in the Adaptec kernel extension (both 1.0.2 and 1.0.0b exhibit it) or in Apple's IOKit. I've submitted a couple of reports so we'll see what happens. No big deal, at least I can burn discs now.



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