Tim Waugh (email@example.com)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 21:19:47 +0100 (GMT)
On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Stefan Ellerbrock wrote:
> Thereafter I load /sbin/insmod
> /lib/modules/2.2.6/misc/parport_pc.o io=0x3bc,0x378/0x278
Does it really have three parallel ports?
> and get the following message init module: Device or resource busy
This means that parport_pc didn't find any ports at all. :-( Seems like a
bug in parport_pc in 2.2.6.
> In spite of this I still get the Device or resource busy message, which
> means I cannot access approximately twenty of my Zip-100
> diskettes full of data and utilities urgently needed by me in this
> remote land. These are all formatted ext2 so accessing the data on the
> disks is also not possible under windoze.
Yes, it's bad. 2.2.6-tmw6 will believe whatever you say when you specify
a base address on the insmod command line. Have you tried just 'insmod
parport_pc' (with 2.2.6-tmw6) to see if it finds any ports?
> /lib/modules/2.2.6/scsi/ppa.o : init_module : Device or resource busy
I imagine that ppa is running into the same types of problem as parport_pc
was; the port is presumably doing something unexpected.
> WARNING - no ppa compatible devices found.
> As of 31/Aug/1998 Iomega started shipping parallel
> port ZIP drives with a different interface which is
> supported by the imm (ZIP Plus) driver. If the
> cable is marked with "AutoDetect", this is what has
Have you tried the imm driver?
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