RE: [PARPORT] redhat 7.1 backpack rewriter

From: John Miskinis (
Date: Thu Dec 18 2003 - 00:54:40 EST

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    Hi Shawn,

    I've been there, and was confused also.

    OK, although the backpack is seen for the installation, the stock
    RH 7.1 kernel, does not have support for the bpck6 module. What I
    do, is grab the 2.4.9-12 kernel source, and build it. Unfortunately
    it gets more complicated, as I believe several other packages like
    gcc, etc., also have to be upgraded to build that kernel!

    Somewhere, I have a CD, with the proper packages, as I went through
    all of this again a couple months ago.

    If no one has a simpler solution for you, I will dig up the CD, and try to
    remember the "tricks" I had to use to upgrade the packages. I remember
    I ran into some snags with dependencies, and offhand I don't remember
    the details.


    >From: Shawn Koons <>
    >To: "linux-parport" <"linux-parport">
    >Subject: [PARPORT] redhat 7.1 backpack rewriter
    >Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:49:05 -0700
    >I gave up on trying to install RH on my old Compaq via the backback, but
    >have succeeded in installing RH 7.1 on a IBM thinkpad via said backpack
    >cd-rewriter. So far, so good. Now the cd-rom/rewriter cannot be found upon
    >booting. Can anyone tell me how I can install via the backpack and now the
    >newly installed OS cannot see the backpack? Maybe something on the boot
    >install disc that is missing on the installed OS???
    >Also, could someone help me get the cd-rom/rewriter working?
    >I have included dmesg (I hope it helps)
    >Thank you,
    >Linux version 2.4.2-2 ( (gcc version 2.96
    >20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-79)) #1 Sun Apr 8 19:37:14 EDT 2001
    >BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    >BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 @ 0000000000000000 (usable)
    >BIOS-e820: 0000000000000400 @ 000000000009fc00 (reserved)
    >BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 @ 00000000000f0000 (reserved)
    >BIOS-e820: 0000000002ed0000 @ 0000000000100000 (usable)
    >BIOS-e820: 000000000000f000 @ 0000000002fd0000 (ACPI data)
    >BIOS-e820: 0000000000001000 @ 0000000002fdf000 (ACPI NVS)
    >BIOS-e820: 0000000000020000 @ 00000000fffe0000 (reserved)
    >On node 0 totalpages: 12240
    >zone(0): 4096 pages.
    >zone DMA has max 32 cached pages.
    >zone(1): 8144 pages.
    >zone Normal has max 63 cached pages.
    >zone(2): 0 pages.
    >zone HighMem has max 1 cached pages.
    >Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305
    >Initializing CPU#0
    >Detected 231.777 MHz processor.
    >Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    >Calibrating delay loop... 462.02 BogoMIPS
    >Memory: 45756k/48960k available (1363k kernel code, 2816k reserved, 92k
    >data, 232k init, 0k highmem)
    >Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
    >Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
    >Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    >Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
    >VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
    >CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
    >Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
    >CPU: After vendor init, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
    >CPU: After generic, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
    >CPU: Common caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
    >CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium MMX stepping 01
    >Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    >POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    >mtrr: v1.37 (20001109) Richard Gooch (
    >mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
    >PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd880, last bus=0
    >PCI: Using configuration type 1
    >PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    >PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:01.0
    >PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.0
    >PCI: The same IRQ used for device 00:03.0
    >PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.1
    >Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
    >isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    >isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    >Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
    >Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    >Initializing RT netlink socket
    >apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.14)
    >Starting kswapd v1.8
    >pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
    >block: queued sectors max/low 30253kB/10084kB, 128 slots per queue
    >RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
    >Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
    >ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    >PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 09
    >PIIX4: chipset revision 1
    >PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    > ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfcf0-0xfcf7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    >hda: IBM-DTCA-24090, ATA DISK drive
    >ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    >hda: 8007552 sectors (4100 MB) w/468KiB Cache, CHS=993/128/63, UDMA(33)
    >Partition check:
    >hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 >
    >Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    >FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
    >Serial driver version 5.02 (2000-08-09) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ
    >SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
    >ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    >Real Time Clock Driver v1.10d
    >md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    >md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
    >autodetecting RAID arrays
    >autorun ...
    >... autorun DONE.
    >NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    >IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    >IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
    >TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
    >Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
    >NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
    >VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
    >Freeing unused kernel memory: 232k freed
    >Adding Swap: 197528k swap-space (priority -1)
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