On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:
> > When this procedure was followed, the command modprobe pd gave no
> > info, it merely returned a prompt on the next line. (When this was
> > described to M-S, the reply was that I was in X or some other
> > GUI. (But I had logged in as root.) M-S suggested addressing my
> > question to the Parport Mailing List.
> > So the question is: How does one make the BPHD accessible to Linux?
> Once you have loaded the pd module, it is just a case of mounting the
> disk with the mount command. I expect it will be something like
> mkdir /mnt/disk
> mount /dev/pda /mnt/disk
But if the disk hasn't been used before then you'll have create a
filesystem on the drive before mounting it. When using Windows, this
procedure is referred to as "initializing" the disk.
The Linux utility used to make a filesystem is called "mkfs" and to
prepare the drive for use with Linux you'll need to do something like
mkfs -t ext2 /dev/pda
which writes an "ext2" file system on the disk. Then you can mount it.
HOWEVER: doing this will (i) erase any files you currently have on the
disk and (ii) mean that the disk can only be used with Linux systems
(until you "initialize" it again). So definitely don't do anything like
that until you've read whatever documentation you can find on "mkfs" and
"mount" and learned about the features offered by different file systems.
After you've decided what your particular situation needs *then* you can
do the above ;-).
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