I need to be able to boot from a Micro-solutions Backpack CDROM.
I can run it in 6.2 using parport/paride/backpackxxxx.o/pcd where the
backpackxxx.o module comes from the Micro-solutions web site.
I've tried the nottingham 6.1 disks, and they don't work on this
So what I'm trying to do is get the backpack module to be the bpck.o
on the driver disk for 6.2. There is a paride.img in drivers on the
6.2 CD, but it doesn't work. So, thought I, simply mount the image:
mount -o loop paride.img paride
go to the modules.cgz:
zcat -dc modules.cgz | cpio -id
replace the bpck.o, and reverse the process.
But I can't: the cpio -o complains about truncated inode numbers, and
the resulting driver disk doesn't load properly. It appears I
cannot uncompress and cpio -i and then cpio -o and compress -- even
if I don't change anything. I never was a cpio guru...
This shouldn't be rocket science. I'll be glad to share this boot
disk if anyone can help me make it...
James P. Avery James.Avery@Colorado.EDU Associate Professor (303) 492.6310 Electrical and Computer Engineering fax (303) 492.2758 Campus Box 425 University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309
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