Markus Heistad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 13:26:23 +0100
I am installing Slackware linux 4.0 (patch 2.2.6) on my 486 system.
Unfortunately things are not going smoothly; the reason for this is my not having any internal CD-ROM-player, but a Backpack 4x paralell-port CD-ROM.
When I try the pportide.i bootdisk, the system detects my Backpack finely, but due to memory shortage (8MB of RAM) the installation eventually halts. So, until now, I have only installed the basic system via floppy.
After searching HOWTOs and linux-sites I found your site describing the paride module system. But the modules do not seem to install correctly. Here is what I have done:
I have edited /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to support loading of kerneld, and after the column
#PC parallell port support.
i have inserted:
/sbin/modprobe pcd drive0=0x378, 0
Upon reboot these messages are printed on my console:
Starting kerneld, version 2.1.121 (pid 28)
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (SPP)
paride: version 1.04 installed
paride: bpck registered as protocol 0
pcd: pcd version 1.07, major 46, nice 0
pcd0: Adapter not found
pcd: No CD-ROM drive found
/lib/modules/2.2.6/misc/pcd.o: init_module: Device or resource busy.
What does this mean (I am a novice Linux-user): I have tried different CMOS paralell-port-settings (the three different that are possibel).
If I try insmoding these modules when the system is up I get the same error messages. If I try insmod pcd (without arguments) the system hangs during probe.
Is there any obvious blunder I am making?
Markus Heistad :-
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