Re: [PARPORT] Kanguru Disks and Linux

Hubert Mantel (
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 13:51:03 +0200 (MEST)


On Tue, 4 Aug 1998 wrote:


> 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.)

Well, I should note that for the moment we support PARIDE only as
installation source media. This means people will be able to install from
any supported PARIDE CD-ROM drive.

Installation onto a hard disk on the parallel port is not yet there. And I
doubt it ever will, because I think a system running completely from a
hard disk on the parallel port is unusable for normal operation. There may
be special purposes where it makes sense, but in these cases one might
want to do lots of modifications to a normal system, so this is an option
for experts only.

> Grant R. Guenther

    Hubert /\\

PS: Grant, I have not forgotten our parallel port initialization problem.
I hope I can find some time today to do further investigations ;-)

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