foir questions or replies to me, Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, since I subscribe
Since I bothered the linux-kernel list with my question, about how to get the
thing working, because the question had been put there twice already at the
time, with no definite answers present, and the linux-parport list had a
sinmilar request, again without clarifying answer, I thought to drop in my
Hardware: ASUS AL440LX Intel Pentium II motherboard,
Sandisk Paralell port ImageMate
Kernel: 2.2.17mdk (Mandrake), 2.4.2.
I never got around to trying the thing again on 2.4.2 after I finally
succeeded with the 2.2.17 kernel. First, you need the patch on
http://www.electricgod.net/~moomonk/epat/, it fits on either kernel.
Secondly, you must disregard the info somewhere in the source files (?),
directing you to to echo the number 7 to /proc/parport/0/irq as a
modules.conf pre-install option. The thing doesn't use an IRQ, and gets
confused by it.
Thirdly, you need the modules paride, epat and pd (config options Parallel
IDE support and epat support, don't forget to Y the c7/c8 chip support on
the epat, the pd module gets build as an extra). paride and epat always load
first time, pd, the last module needed, fails on the first time with busy
message, but loads quite fine on the second try.
And no problems after that. The card can be read out, mounted with
/dev/pda1 /fc vfat sync,nosuid,noauto,nodev,user,unhide 0 0
in your /etc/fstab, be sure to have moduled or compiled in the fat and vfat
bits. And Bob's your Uncle!
With kind regards,
-- Stefan Linnemann http://www.xs4all.nl/~mazur/ Systeem programmeur Unix ICQ: 25314387
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