Don't know if anyone has helped you out with this yet, but i haven't
seen any replies on the parport list so here goes:
From a root shell, do an 'lsmod | sort | less' to get a list of
currently loaded modules. You're interested in the par* modules here. To
use your drive you'll need the following module stack loaded, in load
parport, parport_pc, paride, possibly_some_low_level_driver_here, pd (i
believe, unless there is a more appropriate device-specific driver for
your drive). Check out http://www.torque.net/parport/paride.html .
It sounds like your module stack stops short of paride. To attempt to
access the device, try loading the drivers, either individually or:
modprobe -v pd (this should also load any modules that it depends on)
I doubt you'll have to pass any parameters to the module to get it to
load (i.e. pd io=0x378 irq=7) unless you've introduced some
complications by altering your machine's low-level configuration.
It should then be accessible as a block device /dev/pd-something,
/dev/sd-something or /dev/hd-something or other. Probably /dev/pda?,
which can be mounted:
mount -vt auto /dev/pd?? /mountpoint_in_your_filesystem.
To have this loaded and mounted automatically, check out the man pages
for /etc/modules.conf and /etc/fstab. Sorry, unsure of the syntax here.
Unless someone knows of a better way to load these modules and mount the
filesystem at boot?
I hope this was useful to someone. If i have erred or somebody knows
better, please LMK.
On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 06:45, Stephen H. Dawson wrote:
> I bought a Microtech Xpress Drive in 1999. Love it. Have an 8 GB drive in it
> with 4 partitions.
> Recently put RH Linux 8.0 on the machine and all is well. Getting 1 message
> that is close to enabling your box, but need some help. After the LPD starts
> up, get the message:
> "paraport 0 warning, class 'IDE' not understood"
> This tells me that it sees it, but does not know what to do with it.
> I would rather inquire before I kill myself chasing something I am really
> not sure of in th first place. It seems like all I need is a driver
> (module) but I just don't know enough to even say that at this point. Any
> help you have of where I can look to get this thing running with Linux would
> be most appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Stephen H. Dawson
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