Im an Linux-Newbie - soory if I ask a dumb question ;-).
I have installed Red Hat 7.1 on an older IBM Thinkpad Notebook (760C)
via parallelport cdrom (Freecom PowerCd). Installation worked fine,
except the harddisk is a little small, so I had to install only a few
packages. After reboot an login as root, I tried to mount the cdrom to
install some other packages - but I got an error saying:
mount: /dev/pcd0 unknown device
So I looked at paride.html. I liked the idea of configuring the drivers
as lodable kernel modules. I made a symlink cdrom -> pcd0 in /dev, then
I installed the modules parport, paride and frpw. All worked fine, the
modules got installed returning the messages as descibed in paride.html.
insmod frpw returned:
paride: frpw registered as protocol 0
But when I tried to mount the cdrom then , I still got the same error.
Ive tried to "make" (mknod) the "special" file in /dev: pcd0 as being
described in the cdrom-howto, but it was already there with the correct
parameters b, Major 46/ Minor 0 (maybe because the installation went by
I have no idea what to do now. Maybe someone has experienced the same,
maybe Ive overlooked something...
If someone is able to help, please - Im lookin thru mans/howtos/books
for several days now - but nobody seems to use parallelport drives
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