I have spent two days and searched everywhere to try to understand how to
get the Microsolutions backpack parport hard drive to install.
I have read many times the doc at www.torque.net as well as the driver
installation readme from microsolutions. I am using slackware 2.2.16
I have tried to including in the kernel the drivers but now I am just
loading them with insmod
insmod parport (says it is already loaded even though it is compiled in the
kernel as a module)
insmod -f backpack
The torque.net info says something about using the device ID from the
backpack unit which apparently is the last two digits of the serial number
but I can find no other information about this.
The driver on the microsolutions web site backpack-2.2.12-20.o says that I
do not have the correct kernel to install it although I am using 2.2.16 and
that seems to fit between 2.2.12 and 2.2.20. When I run insmod on it it
fails so I used insmod -f backpack and it gives a warning but seems to load.
just returns a blank line and does not give the diag info that the
microsolutions help text says it will return
If I use the bpck.o library that comes with the slackware dist. instead of
the backpack.o library from the microsolutions site then I get a device busy
when I run
and says I may have a configuration problem.
Why does the modprobe pd return device busy saying there may be a config
error when I use bpck?
I have tried using
modprobe pd drive0=0x378,0,16 (16 being my device number from the last 2
digits of the SN)
I have tried to find the info to fix this without bothering this mail list
but I am at the end of my ability.
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