** Reply to message from Ken Hahn <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Fri,
05 Dec 2003 09:18:22 -0600
As a point of information to all, both the bpck and bpck6 modules
appear to be included in the Mandrake standard kernels. I'm running
Mandrake 9.2 and have both the 2.4.22-10 and 2.4.22-21 kernels
installed here and the appropriate modules are included in each
kernel. A peek at another hard disk reveals that those modules are
also included in Mandrake 9.1, kernels 2.4.21-0.22 and 2.4.21-0.25.
> In addition to the paride pages you have already found, you may want to
> check out the our web page:
> Your drive is indeed PROBABLY a series 6 drive; most of the BACKPACK
> rewriters were series 6.
> Since 2.4.4 the bpck6 and bpck modules are included in the standard
> Linus kernel.
> If you are missing the bpck6 module, you may not have built it when you
> compiled the kernel (or mandrake didn't configure it in).
> If you decide to "roll your own kernel" the bpck6 option isn't too hard
> to find.
> When you do a make menuconfig and have enabled the PARPORT and PARIDE
> modules, the option for the bpck6 module is under "Block Devices" in the
> main menu. Look for the section titled "Parallel IDE protocol modules".
> It's titled "MicroSolutions backpack (series 6) protocol".
> If you don't want to re-compile your kernel, you should look to Mandrake
> for a kernel package with bpck6. I'm not sure why they wouldn't have it
> in by default. (Most newer backpacks are "series 6". It would be a
> better option than the old bpck module, if you had to choose just one
> (which you don't).).
> Good Luck,
> Ken Hahn
> Engineer, MicroSolutions
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