Re: [PARPORT] CDROM and HDD both on a single EPAT chip
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 07:04:20 -0400 (EDT)

Gerd asked:

> I currently have DOS and Win95 installed on my Compaq Armada notebook. I
> have an external ATAPI CDROM and a Western Digital (Caviar34300) harddrive
> connected to the parallel port using a Shuttle EPAT/EPEZ adapter. It was
> originally intended for use with the CDROM only but I plugged in a twin
> IDE cable and set up the HDD as master and the CDROM as slave. The
> configuration sort of works under DOS...
> Now I'm trying to install Linux on my system and was wondering if there's
> support for two devices on a single adapter chip.
> Has anyone tried this before or is there any problem at all?

The configuration will work fine with the PARIDE drivers providing you have
PARPORT support in your system.

PARIDE and PARPORT work together well in the development (2.1) kernels.
PARIDE for 2.0, unfortunately, does not _officially_ support PARPORT.

Grant R. Guenther

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