Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: George Czerw (
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 11:32:51 EST

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    ** Reply to message from Ken Hahn <> 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.


    > Howdy,
    > 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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