What type of media do you have in the Backpack? If you downloaded Debian
and burnt it to CDRW media, that older drive will not read CDRW's. I would
also verify that you can read from that Debian CD in the Backpack under
At 05:34 AM 12/14/2003, you wrote:
>I'm struggling with a particularly obstinate system:
>1) Toshiba T2150 Satellite notebook (port at 0x378 is
>running in standard bi-directional mode since the only
>other choice is ECP).
>2) Backpack CD-ROM, model 164700 (quad speed), which works
>under Windoze 95 (the only other OS that'll run on this
>little beast due to CPU and memory - 28 MB - limitations).
>3) Debian 3.0r1, install CD ready to go (if I could read
>it) since network is not yet available to the machine.
>Attempting a fresh install from floppies, all goes well
>until I try to recognize the CD-ROM drive. I load modules
>until I have the following according to lsmod:
>and then pcd will not load on matter what I've tried.
>I've gone through all of the parameter possibilities I
>can think of, centered about the ones that seem most
> insmod pcd drive0=0x378,0,33
>(33 = last two digits of the drive's serial number)
>Every time, module installation fails and dmesg shows
>"adapter not found", "autoprobe failed", or "no CD-ROM
>drive found". Everything from no parameters, to specifying
>all 6 manually, to different unit numbers, to specifying
>no unit number, etc. all lead nowhere.
>Any assistance or suggestions would be gratefully
>appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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