I recently purchased a "series 6" bantam backpack CD/RW
drive, which I am trying to get to work on Redhat 7.1.
on my IBM Thinkpad 560.
I think I'm very close (hopefully) to getting this to work,
but can't find the answers to my questions anywhere on the
It appears the company "Micro Solutions" which manufactures
the drive, is stopping support on LINUX. There is another
company (Roxio?) that is now handling their support page, etc.
Although a 2.4 "binary module" (bpck) is available, it complained
about my kernel version 2.4.2, so I gave up on this route.
I found the bpck6 patch file, and was able to split it
into pieces (1 per file) and then was able to patch and build a
new kernel with Backpack Series 6 support.
I'm able to insmod parport, paride, and bpck6, with no errors.
On the insmod bpck6, I get the message about the protocol being
installed as unit 0, or whatever. In my /var/log/messages file,
it complains about not finding block-major-41. I'm not sure
if/what I have to add to /etc/modules.conf. I tried adding
something like "block-major-41 bpck6", but it didn't help.
I also noticed something (some paride web pages?) that mentions
that when using a Micro Solutions backpack drive, one must also
know the "unit number" or "chain ID", which is usually the last
2 digits of the serial number, but it says to check the
Micro Solutions documentation. (What documentation?)
1) Does anyone have a "series 6" drive working on Redhat 7.1 or
any other linux distribution? Or any web site pointers that
have detailed information?
2) I have device files /dev/bpcd and /dev/bpcd1, do I need
Many thanks in advance,
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