[PARPORT] Pb with ppa? Iomega? parport?

Alain Serpette (serpette@shom.fr)
Wed, 12 May 1999 10:01:55 +0200

Hi everybody,
here is probably a recurent message and I apologize for it, but I am new here
and I didn't find any answer relatively to this problem in the historical or
current messages of the list...

The kernel I have compiled is 2.2.3-ac4-4. My aim is to share the unique
parallel port that I have in my PC, between the PRINTER and the IOMEGA ZIP.
I guess that parport is convenient for that, and that I will not have to rmmod
lp, insmod ppa, and so one.... I guess that the sharing will be automatic; am I

I tried Parport as Module and now it is integrated into the kernel, but
this implies no difference with my problem.(relative to this subject, lilo
doesn't accept any "parport=0x378,7" line, as it is recommended into
parport.txt....does anybody has an explanation please?)

ppa and printer are integrated as Modules.(I didn't use the 16bits
option(slower one).

I've constructed a RAMDISK, so ppa is starting up during the boot processus.

No problem with the printer, as soon as I have choosen /dev/lp0 in

the problem comes with ppa which seems to recognize my iomega zip, but is not
able to attribute one partition to the disk....
It worked fine when I was under 2.0.36, but parport was not here!!

I suppose that the best is to show you the desmg that I got; it is a little bit
long, but it will precise my configuration, and so you perhaps will be able to
help me. Thanks for that.

Linux version 2.2.3-ac4-4 (Linux version 2.2.3-ac4-4 (root@localhost.localdomain) (gcc version #1 mar mai 11 22:36:59 CEST 1999
Detected 132634408 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 52.84 BogoMIPS
Memory: 79384k/81920k available (884k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1012k data, 40k init)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Pentium 75 - 200 stepping 06
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfca21
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,EPP]
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
loop: registered device at major 7
PIIX: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 38
PIIX: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
PIIX: neither IDE port enabled (BIOS)
PIIX: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL1080A, 1039MB w/83kB Cache, CHS=528/64/63
hdd: ATAPI 4X CD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.53
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
DC390: 1 adapters found
scsi0 : Tekram DC390/AM53C974 V2.0d 1998/12/25
scsi : 1 host.
DC390: Target 1: Sync transfer 10.0 MHz, Offset 15
  Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST11200N SUN1.05 Rev: 9500
  Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
  Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST11200N SUN1.05 Rev: 9500
  Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 2059140 [1005 MB] [1.0 GB]
SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 4106705 [2005 MB] [2.0 GB]
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 < sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 sda9 sda10 > sda2
 sdb: sdb1 < sdb5 sdb6 sdb7 > sdb2
 hda: hda1
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x140, IRQ=10, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled, parity=enabled, synchronous=enabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi1 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
scsi : 2 hosts.


ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using EPP 32 bit
scsi2 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
scsi : 3 hosts.
  Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: D.13
  Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi removable disk sdc at scsi2, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
sdc : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdc : status = 0, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 28
sdc : extended sense code = 2
sdc : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
 sdc:scsidisk I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
change_root: old root has d_count=1
Trying to unmount old root ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 40k freed
Adding Swap: 130028k swap-space (priority -1)
Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
SB 4.16 detected OK (220)
<SoundBlaster EMU8000 (RAM512k)>

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