[PARPORT] Re: drives over 8GB

From: Tamas Vincze @ NEB (@)
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 09:29:41 EDT

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    Hi Kyle,

    > 1) parallel port drive is being seen as an 8gb drive, when it is a 20gb
    > drive? what needs to be changed to fix this?

    Apply the attached patch to /usr/src/linux/drivers/block/paride/pd.c
    to enable LBA mode on large drives. Be careful, it hasn't been
    widely tested! Try only with drives that don't contain important

    > 2) I can load the modules manually and access the drive, but when the system
    > is rebooted the modules are not loaded? what needs to be done to get the
    > modules to load at boot?

    Add these lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
    /sbin/insmod parport
    /sbin/insmod paride
    /sbin/insmod backpack
    /sbin/insmod pd


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