Re: [PARPORT] failed to insert pcd module - backpack cdrom

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 04:58:24 EST

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    On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 01:09:34AM -0400, Shawn ***** wrote:

    > Hello! I am a relative newbie to the world of LINUX an am trying to install
    > version 7.2 of Redhat with a Microsolutions backpack cdrom. I have
    > downloaded and used rawrite to transfer several different kinds of paride
    > drivers (paride.img, bpck-6.dd,etc.) to floppies and keep getting the
    > following message upon installation attempts:
    > "failed to insert pcd module" (This error message pops up after about 10
    > mins of messages that which indicate various drivers are being loaded). I
    > have researched this error on your mailing list and on the web and have
    > tried some solutions (i.e. different drivers, including the one from the
    > micro-solutions site) but to no avail. Is there a compatible driver
    > somewhere for version 7.2? .

    You want the oldcdrom.img driver disk that's on the first CD in the
    images/ directory. Did you try that?

    What does it say if you press Alt+F4 at the point that it fails? That
    should show you the kernel messages.


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