Re: [PARPORT] Linux paride boot disk

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Fri Mar 10 2000 - 13:27:44 EST

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    On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Jan Just Keijser wrote:

    > 4. Added the 'backpack' driver to the paride-dd.img disk and tried
    > again (I had to figure out that modules.cgz is modules.cpio.gz and all
    > that jazz, but eventually I got there). On install ( linux dd ) it
    > asked me for the driver disk and I inserted it; I selected the
    > 'parallel port CD-ROM' and I could see that the loader was trying to
    > insmod 'parport', 'paride', 'backpack' and 'pcd' but it would not get
    > beyond the point 'Other CD-ROM'.

    Take a look at the modules.dep file -- you probably want to add 'backpack'
    to the long list of protocol drivers.

    > 3. why is the loader so awfully big?

    It's statically linked, of course! So it contains libc.a etc..


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