Re: [PARPORT] packetwriting on a parallel cdwriter

From: Stephen Mollett (
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 14:44:55 EDT

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    On Saturday 07 Sep 2002 19:11, Guy Forssman wrote:
    >... I tried this is the message after the pktsetup /dev/pktcdvd0
    > /dev/pcd0
    > drive not ready
    > :Function not implemented
    > ...
    > I still need help or confirmation that this will not work


    I've just had a quick look at the patch for 2.4.19. It appears from a cursory
    skim-read that packet-cd doesn't yet support parallel-port CD-ROMs.

    I don't know how hard it would be to add support; the pcd driver is basically
    an ATAPI CD-ROM driver like the standard IDE one, but working through a
    different interface. It might be possible to whip something up by looking at
    the changes made to the standard ide-cd driver and then making corresponding
    changes to the pcd driver. Or it might not. :)

    Sorry to disappoint you :-)


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