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

John Miskinis conquestsoftware at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 21 09:29:22 GMT 2003

If you can load bpck6, you are real close...

You now need to load either the pcd module, for regular
CDROM style access, or the pg module, for buring.

(as root)
Try "insmod pcd".  Then look at the entries at the end
of /var/log/messages, and you will see whether or not
the module was loaded, or any detailed errors.

If all is OK, put in a CDROM, and try "mount /dev/pcd0 /mnt"

John Miskinis

>From: Shawn Koons <skoons1ns at netscape.net>
>To: AL Crowley <alc at micro-solutions.com>
>CC: linux-parport <linux-parport at lists.infradead.org>
>Subject: [Linux-parport] Re: [PARPORT] redhat 7.1 backpack rewriter
>Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 15:19:14 -0700
>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:
>>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:
>>>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,
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