Re: [PARPORT] Linux install via scsi cdrom on parallel port

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 17:49:54 EST

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    On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 09:41:47PM +0100, Jean-Marie PIVETEAU wrote:

    > Has anyone successfully installed Linux using a scsi cdrom connected
    > to the parallel port via a Shuttle cāble? I have the RH 7.0
    > distribution. I haven't found a way to natively install the OS with
    > the floppy images provided on the RH 7.0 CD. I suppose I need to
    > make a custom floppy. Is there a standard way to do that?

    I _think_ what you're after is a PPSCSI "driver disk". I don't have
    one of these CD-ROMs so I haven't tested it out, but here's an attempt
    I made at a driver disk for 6.2. Due to the way the kernel patch
    alters the kernel, a new boot disk is also needed.


    Basically, the idea is that you build yourself a new 2.x.y-BOOT kernel
    with the ppscsi patch applied, put the kernel on the boot disk and the
    modules on the driver disk, add some extra glue files (described at
    <URL:>), and that's that.

    That's the theory. Of course, the difference between theory and
    practice is very small, in theory, but in practice is often quite
    large. ;-)


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