Soeren Kristoffersen writes:
I have some very good news for you. I have found a CD-rom driver which may be distributed as freeware. Here is a copy of the mail from Hitachi.
The driver is free for distribution, but I cannot authorize accessing it for modification. The driver is to be used as-is and is not intended for development.
Hitachi Optical Supportfromsej@oncable.dk on 02/20/2003 02:18:14 PM To: cc: (bcc: DVD Support/Artesyn) Subject: HIT-IDE.SYS Contents of a form submitted from Hitachi.com on 20-02-03 at 02:18 PM FIRSTNAME : Soeren LASTNAME : Kristoffersen EMAIL : email@example.com PHONE : COUNTRY : Denmark SUBJECT : HIT-IDE.SYS CATEGORY : CDROM Support / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org QUESTION : I found your driver on this site: http://www.zdnetindia.com/downloads/info/861350.html It says License : Free. I want to know if this is true and if it means that the driver can be distributed by me and others. This question because I am developing a Bootable floppy in FreeDos , and the only thing I need and cannot find is a Devicedriver for CDrom. The purpose of this Floppy is not at all commercial , I have no intentions in making money out of it , besides that who would pay for a thing you can find everywhere on the net. I hope you will take the time to answer this letter , and of course I hope to get your permission. Thank you for your time , and excuse my bad english. Yours sincerly: Soeren Kristoffersen. CUSTSUPPORT.x : 25 CUSTSUPPORT.y : 6
It can be found here: http://www.hitachi.com/supportingdocs/supportanddownload/drives/hitide,0.exe
I hope it will be useful.