[PARPORT] [PARPORT} Backpack CD and Thinkpad 755CX

gbu (gbu@uhc.com)
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:41:39 -0500

    I am trying to install Linux Red Hat 5.1 on an IBM thinkpad 755 CX
using a backpack CD drive. Since the backpack CD driver is not part of
the 5.1 kernel I am booting with a 5.0 kernel and then installing from
the Red Hat 5.1 CD.

    The installation appears to go fine until it gets to the point where
the various packages are actually installed. The install will install
anywhere from 50-100 of the packages, and then it just stops. As near
as I can tell it is like the Backpack drive just stops responding. I
have seen numerous posts indicating that the install from this laptop
using the Backpack drive works, and it appears it works most of the time
without incident.

    Are there some initialization parameters I can pass to the drive
that may make it behave? Should I attempt to re-compile the 5.1 kernel
source on another machine (I have a desktop that is running Red Hat 5.1)
with the backpack support? Would that likely address the problem, or is
it just a waste of time?


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