ATAPICDD.SYS is a generic CD-ROM driver for IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI).
It is still under development. Please use XCDROM.SYS instead.
ATAPICDD.SYS has to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS.
When FreeDOS is already running, you can load ATAPICDD.SYS later
drive the drive letter, e.g. C:
path the directory, e.g. \example\
/D:name Sets the device name to "name". Default value: FDCD0000.
This name must also be mentioned in autoexec.bat when
loading shsucdx / mscdex.
/N:x Sets the number of devices to look for to x. Default value: 1
ATAPICDD.SYS is loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS.
FreeDOS uses XCDROM.SYS or UDVD.SYS instead of
The option /D: xxxxyyyy must be the same as in SHSUCDX
(MSCDEX) which is loaded in AUTOEXEC.BAT.
IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
device=c:\fdos\bin\atapicdd.sys /d: fdc0000 /n:2
Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.