Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: John Miskinis (
Date: Mon Dec 08 2003 - 00:03:49 EST

  • Next message: Shawn Koons: "Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter"

    Hi Shawn,

    I believe make menuconfig needs a few things (ncurses ?) to run.
    Yes, there are a lot of options, which is why I used the word tedious,
    in a previous reply.

    Which version of Slackware? I may experiment with Slackware at
    some point. I did a while back, but their "paride" bootdisk did not
    support install from a backpack series 6 drive, and the laptop I
    was using did not have a builtin CDROM drive.

    I hope it is the latest version, although I do not have enough blank
    media, and the time to download the ISOs at this moment.


    >From: Shawn Koons <>
    >To: "marcelo.c.pinto" <>, "linux-parport"
    >Subject: Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter
    >Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 20:34:44 -0700
    >I have decided to upgrade the kernel but am limited to 'make config.' I do
    >not have X installed and for some reason, I cannot run 'make menuconfig.'
    >I have started this process a couple of times but end up quitting because I
    >run into SO many options that I have no idea about. Even with the help
    >option that is available, I am still lost. I cannot find a HOWTO that
    >explains the process adequately for a beginner like myself.
    >If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
    >BTW, there are a few people who have graciously responded and have
    >mentioned the Mandrake system but I am running Slackware, as far as I know
    >they are totally different and I cannot use Mandrake based program help.
    >Thank you, one and all,
    >marcelo.c.pinto wrote:
    >>Hi Shawn,
    >> Although I'm using Slackware 9.0, I think it's worth to mention my
    >>lessons learned. I am successfully using a BackPack CD-RW with my laptop.
    >> My /etc/rc.d/modules.conf file contains:
    >>/sbin/modprobe parport
    >>/sbin/modprobe parport_pc
    >>/sbin/modprobe paride
    >>/sbin/modprobe bpck6
    >>/sbin/modprobe pcd
    >>/sbin/modprobe pg
    >> Of course you can try doing these steps manually as well (as root, or
    >> You need bpck6, which seems to be available from newer Kernel versions
    >>than yours.
    >> If you choose to go ahead and compile a new kernel verion, please let me
    >>know and I will be able to provide you some hints about the kernel
    >>configuration related to parport, paride and bpck.
    >>>I am attempting to get my machine to recognize my
    >>Backpack cd-rewriter.
    >>>I will attempt to give as much info as I can. Please
    >>accept apologies in
    >>>advance if I give too much, or the wrong, information.
    >>>*I use Tiny Linux, based on Slackware 4.0.
    >>>*I have a Compaq LTE 5300 laptop P133 w/48 meg ram.
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