[PARPORT] /dev/pg0 is not a block device

From: N. Pari Purna Chand (paripurnachand@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 20:56:36 EDT

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    Hi anyone,
    This question ma have appeared a zillion times on this list.
    But I'm posting after searching the net.

     I want to mount a cd in the HP CDWriterplus 7500 series
     externalcd writer. So I did
      (My kernel is compiled for parallelport support on 378)
      modprobe paride
      modprobe epat
      modprobe pg

     and in dmesg the kernel recognised the Parallelport device
     correctly as pg0

     But when I say mount /dev/pg0 /mnt/cdrom
     (after making a mknod of /dev/pg0)
     I'm getting the error from mount saying that
     /dev/pg0 is not a block device .

     What is the problem ?

    here's the part of dmesg (if anybody wants)

    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
    parport0: cpp_mux: aa55f00f52ad51(00)
    parport0: Found 1 daisy-chained devices
    parport0: No more nibble data (126 bytes)
    parport0: only read 126 of 1000 ID bytes
    parport0: No more nibble data (1 bytes)
    parport0: device reported incorrect length field (34950, should be 127)
    parport0 (addr 0): Legacy device
    paride: version 1.05 installed
    paride: epat registered as protocol 0
    pg: pg version 1.02, major 97
    pg0: epat 1.01, Shuttle EPAT chip c6 at 0x378, mode 2 (8-bit), delay 1
    pg0: HP CD-Writer+ 7500, slave

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