[Linux-parport] Re: [PARPORT] redhat 7.1 backpack rewriter

Shawn Koons skoons1ns at netscape.net
Sat Dec 20 15:19:14 GMT 2003

Okay, I found a copy of RH 7.3 at a used bookstore and installed it. It 
still doesn't find the backpack. At least I can insmod paride, parport, 
and bpck6 . . . only I don't know what to do next to get the backpack 
recognized at startup. I have read the instructions at 
http://www.torque.net/parport/paride.html but am still puzzled.

Any help will be appreciated.


AL Crowley wrote:

> Shawn,
> The best way is for you to update your kernel. BPCK6 support, which is 
> what you need, was introduced into the kernel as of 2.4.4 (RH 7.3). 
> You have kernel 2.4.2.
> At 04:49 PM 12/17/2003, Shawn Koons wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I gave up on trying to install RH on my old Compaq via the backback, 
>> but have succeeded in installing RH 7.1 on a IBM thinkpad via said 
>> backpack cd-rewriter. So far, so good. Now the cd-rom/rewriter cannot 
>> be found upon booting. Can anyone tell me how I can install via the 
>> backpack and now the newly installed OS cannot see the backpack? 
>> Maybe something on the boot install disc that is missing on the 
>> installed OS???
>> Also, could someone help me get the cd-rom/rewriter working?
>> I have included dmesg (I hope it helps)
>> Thank you,
>> Shawn.

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