Shawn and John,
It's been a while since I did it, but let me tell you
how I managed to install Slackware 9.0 from a Backpack
- First of all, paride kernel still uses bpck, not
bpck6. At least that's for 9.0, and by what you told
below, I think that's still valid for 9.1
- Take a look at question #2 from the FAQ.txt file in
the root dir of the installation CD or in the
Slackware9.1 directory on the web- it tells you how to
install from a FAT partition.
- What I did was to use that method, using the "bare"
- but before that, download or copy from the CD the
kernel-modules package (kernel-modules-2.4.23-i486-
1.tgz). It is in the "a" directory of packages.
uncompress it to a directory into your FAT partition,
either with "tar -xvzf kernel-modules-2.4.23-i486-1.tgz"
from Linux, or with zip/Winzip from DOS/Windos. You may
want to extract only the following modules:
I'm not quite shure all of them have ".o" as extension,
but I'm sure there's no more than one for each of them.
- following the steps from question #2 in the FAQ, boot
your machine with the bare kernel, and logged as root:
a) mount the FAT partition where you uncompressed the
mount -t /dev/hdaX /fat
where hdaX is the FAT partition in Linux
b) cd to the directory where the modules were extracted
mount /dev/pcd0 /cdrom
d) Run the setup script and, when/if prompted for a cd-
rom to install packages from, input "/cdrom".
I wrote it from the top of my mind, currently using M$
XP, so I may be missing something and I did not have the
chance to check dirs/filenames. But the overall steps
are laid out above.
If you want to give it a try, please let me know the
> Yes, ncurses is a necessary program. In fact, I did dow
nload it, install
> it, but when I try 'make menuconfig' it tells me I nee
d to install
> ncurses. I am using Slackware 4.0. Maybe I should try t
o install ncurses
> from a later version but I fear that it would not be co
> According to Slackware's site, paride and the backpack
series 6 is
> included in the boot disk (from Slackware's site):
> pportide.i This is an extended version of bare
.i with support for
> a wide variety of parallel-
port IDE devices. Supports
port products from MicroSolutions,
Packard, SyQuest, Imation, Avatar, and other
> I have not picked up a set of disks for Slackware 9.1,
but I did
> download this particular boot disk, and used 'rawwrite'
, but when I ran
> it, it didn't seem to recognize my backpack. I was just
> trying different things.
> Tedious is okay with me, I am a very patient man, but I
just don't know
> what most of the things are (again, even after I read t
he help menu I
> still don't understand.) Maybe I need to find a site th
at explains the
> help menus :-). Kinda like 'man man' for dummies!
> John Miskinis wrote:
> > 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 Sl
> > some point. I did a while back, but their "paride" b
ootdisk did not
> > support install from a backpack series 6 drive, and t
he laptop I
> > was using did not have a builtin CDROM drive.
> > I hope it is the latest version, although I do not ha
ve enough blank
> > media, and the time to download the ISOs at this mome
> > John
> >> From: Shawn Koons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Reply-To: email@example.com
> >> To: "marcelo.c.pinto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> >> "linux-parport" <"linux-parport"@torque.net>
> >> 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
> >> config.' I do not have X installed and for some re
ason, I cannot
> >> run 'make menuconfig.' I have started this process a
couple of times
> >> but end up quitting because I run into SO many optio
ns that I have no
> >> idea about. Even with the help option that is availa
ble, I am still
> >> lost. I cannot find a HOWTO that explains the proces
s adequately for
> >> a beginner like myself.
> >> If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
> >> BTW, there are a few people who have graciously resp
onded and have
> >> mentioned the Mandrake system but I am running Slack
ware, as far as I
> >> know they are totally different and I cannot use Man
> >> program help.
> >> Thank you, one and all,
> >> Shawn
> >> marcelo.c.pinto wrote:
> >>> Hi Shawn,
> >>> Although I'm using Slackware 9.0, I think it's wor
th 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 a
s well (as root,
> >>> or su'ed).
> >>> You need bpck6, which seems to be available from n
> >>> versions than yours.
> >>> If you choose to go ahead and compile a new kernel
> >>> let me know and I will be able to provide you some
hints about the
> >>> kernel configuration related to parport, paride and
> >>> Regards,
> >>> MP
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>> I am attempting to get my machine to recognize my
> >>> Backpack cd-rewriter.
> >>>> I will attempt to give as much info as I can. Plea
> >>> accept apologies in
> >>>> advance if I give too much, or the wrong, informat
> >>>> *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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