Re: [PARPORT] Kanguru Disks and Linux
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 07:09:02 -0400 (EDT)

> Does anyone know if the Kanguru Parallel Port IDE Hard Drive
> devices are currently supported under Linux?

Yes, I believe that the Kanguru devices use the Kingbyte KBIC-971A
adapter. This adapter is supported by PARIDE.

> If so, is it appropriate to use the PARIDE parallel port IDE
> subsystem?


> My wish is to set up a Linux system on a Kanguru disk, which will
> attach to a Toshiba Libretto 100 CT already running Win95. The idea is
> to run (and boot) Linux from the Kanguru, without disturbing the
> internal Libretto disk. My plan was to use a desktop Linux
> system (2.0.30 Caldera) to configure the Kanguru, and then attach to
> the Libretto. Any information or thoughts (or warnings) about this
> setup would be greatly appreciated!

While it is certainly possible to do this, there are two different problems.

First, you may not be satisfied with the performance of Linux running on
a parallel port disk.

Secondly, without a working Linux system you will find it to be quite
difficult to do the installation. Within the next few months it should
become easier as the distribution builders start to incorporate PARIDE
support into the installation procedures.

(SuSE is already doing this, and I anticipate others to follow soon.)

Grant R. Guenther

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