On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 11:03:21PM -0500, Bob VonMoss wrote:
> I'm new to Linux installations and was hoping I could install Linux
> from an external Backpack CDROM (4x). I see there are homemade 6.1
> drivers. What about 7.1?
I have made a driver disk for Red Hat Linux 7.1 which will hopefully
support all types of BackPack CD-ROM drives. It would be very helpful
if you could give me feedback on it, since I don't have a series 6
drive yet (only a series 5).
Here is the image:
Here is the ABOUT file:
--- Red Hat Linux can be installed from Micro-Solutions BackPack CD-ROM drives. Usually, the method for doing this is to:
o Create a driver disk from one of the images on the CD (paride.img on Red Hat Linux 7.0 and earlier, oldcdrom.img on newer versions)
o Boot the installer and type 'linux dd'
o Follow the prompts
However, newer BackPack CD-ROM drives use a slightly different protocol which, until recently, there was no free driver for. Ken Hahn from Micro-Solutions has very kindly provided a free driver for series 6 drives, and this driver disk supplies it in the form that the Red Hat Linux installer can use.
This is an _unsupported_ Red Hat Linux 7.1 driver disk for installing from series 5 and series 6 Micro-Solutions BackPack CD-ROM drives. It was made by:
o Recompiling kernel-2.4.2-2 with the patches applied (see inside the image for the patches)
o Adding bpck6.o to modules.cgz and modules.dep
o That's it.
So, this should work for everything that oldcdrom.img originally worked for, plus the series 6 BackPack CD-ROM drives.
Since I don't have one of these drives yet, it unfortunately isn't tested. Please give me feedback on it.
Thanks, Tim. */ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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