OK, with a little help I found out the following:
In order for the system to recognize the CD-drive, one need to run the
script mkd found at www.torque.net/parport/paride.html . However, I
got several error messages running this script. I am new to Linux and
don't know much about scripts, but when I changed the script to the
# mkd -- a script to create the device special files for the PARIDE
mknod $1 $2 $3 $4 ; chmod 0660 $1 ; chown root:disk $1
D=$( printf \\$( printf "x%03x" $[ $1 + 97 ] ) )
mkdev pd$D b 45 $[ $1 * 16 ]
for P in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
do mkdev pd$D$P b 45 $[ $1 * 16 + $P ]
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do pd $u ; done
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do mkdev pcd$u b 46 $u ; done
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do mkdev pf$u b 47 $u ; done
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do mkdev pt$u c 96 $u ; done
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do mkdev npt$u c 96 $[ $u + 128 ] ; done
for u in 0 1 2 3 ; do mkdev pg$u c 97 $u ; done
# end of mkd
it worked properly, and the system recognized the CD-Drive after
Joern T. Larsen.
--- Joern Larsen <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install Debian GNU/Linux on a Compaq Contura 400 with
> 20MB RAM, using a Backpack CD-ROM Model 164550. I use a rescue.bin
> a root.bin 1.44M diskette to start the installation, and load the
> drivers using 4 floppies (driver1.bin, driver2.bin etc.). Now, the
> problem is: I install the following modules/drivers:
> and I can then install the base system from a CD-ROM (official Debian
> CD's). When I am finished with the base configurations and reboot the
> system, continue with the configuration and get to Apt Configuration,
> choose cdrom as the method atp should use to access the Debian
> on CD-ROM`s. But when I do that, I get the message that "This program
> was unable to auto-detect a CD ROM drive ....Enter the device file to
> use to access your CD ROM....."
> Whatever I try to do from this point, it will not recognize the CD
> drive any more. And if I go out of the Apt/dselect, I am unable to
> mount the CD Drive.
> How can I get my system to recognize the CD drive?
> Thanks for your help!
> Sincerely, JTL.
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