[PARPORT] Red Hat Linux 7.1 bpck6 boot disk set

From: Tim Waugh (twaugh@redhat.com)
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 11:23:41 EDT

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    I have updated the Red Hat Linux 7.1 bpck6 boot disk set to use the
    errata kernel 2.4.3-12.

    Here are the images:

    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 taking the Red Hat Linux 7.1 boot.img and oldcdrom.img disk images and replacing the 2.4.2-2 kernel and modules with those from the kernel-BOOT-2.4.3-12.i386.rpm package (RHSA-2001:084-03). Then the modules.dep file was modified to add bpck6 in the appropriate places, and of course the bpck6 module itself was added to the driver disk.

    So, this should work for everything that oldcdrom.img originally worked for, plus the series 6 BackPack CD-ROM drives.

    This disk set was tested on a series 6 drive that Micro-Solutions kindly donated to me.

    Thanks, Tim. */ (twaugh@redhat.com)

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