If you do have a parallel port LS-120 the tack you've taken and the quoted
advice isn't going to help you.
The modules you need are (in dependancy order) paride, epat, pf. This
assumes the other parallel port modules are either already built in or
Basic operation would have you do:
which would allow you to
mount /dev/pf /mnt/somewhere
If you don't already have a /dev/pf file, you'd create it with
mknod /dev/pf b 47 0
(unless I forgot the syntax/major/minor.)
Of course, if you read the docs on the modules, there are some options
that may give you some better performance but get it working before you go
play with options. You may need to apply the patch at
http://www.electricgod.net/~moomonk/epat to get the pf module to load
On 25 Dec 2000, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Guido Milanese;
> >Dear listmembers,
> >I am running Mandrake 7.2 and it's all OK, besides the following problem. I
> >have a LS120 Superdisk drive connected through the parallel port and I do not
> > know how to use it (under Windows it works great).
> >Following the instruction given in another usergroup, I added a new mount
> >and added to /etc/fstab this line:
> >/dev/hde /mnt/LS vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> >I also tried
> >/dev/hde /mnt/LS msdos user,exec,umask=0 0 0
> >I also checked that /hde is listed in /dev
> >However, at boot time the answer is that /hde is not recognized as a
> >block device, and the suggestion follows "may be insmod driver".
> >Which driver? Any idea?
> >Thanks, and Merry Christmas.
> >Guido (Italy)
> You might have to recompile your kernel to add the correct emulation.
> From my machine, the option in a make xconfig is:
> Block Devices->Include IDE/ATAPI Floppy Support set to 'y'es
> to put it in the kernel, or 'm' to make it a module which you'll then
> have to insmod or modprobe to make active.
> if in the kernel, you'll see some messages about that device reporting
> two sizes in the dmesg output. If theres a disk in it, the boot will
> hang for a few seconds while it scans the disk, but it should proceed
> once thats done. I have 3 disks that are vfat (factory) formatted, and
> 3 that had their format foobared while experimenting on this machine, so
> they now carry an ext2 filesystem. Both work fine, just pick your
> options when mounting /mnt/ls120.
> Cheers & Merry Christmas Guido, Gene
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