Re: problems with cdwriter on woody-system
On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 11:19:47PM +0100, Palfalvi Richard wrote:
> I 've got the solution :-))
> > The floppy disk may be a factor. I'm not sure. I don't boot off
> > floppy disk and I don't use LILO (switched to GRUB). Check out
> > dmesg. You should have a line similar to
> > Kernel command line: root=/dev/hde5 ro
> > Which will tell you what parameters are being passed to the kernel. If
> > all that append guff doesn't come up here, edit the boot prompt by
> > hand, i.e. when the lilo boot screen appears
> > boot: linux
> > append the append line from lilo.conf, thus:
> > boot: linux hdc=ide-scsi ide-cd ignore=hdc <enter>
> That's it!
> As I am booting from floppy-disk (the bios of my machine doesn't
> recognize harddisk over 4 GB - and mine has 40GB!)
> the kernel on the floppy cannot read my /etc/lilo.conf on my harddisk
> (where I put all the correct parameters) so it couldn't get them at
> When I give the parameters after the boot-prompt it WORKS ! :-)
> Thanks a lot for your hints and your patience!!
No problem - glad to be of help
> Well now I have to options:
> first is always to put the parameters by hand when I will going to burn
> second: I could try to flash my bios - which I haven't been trying till
> now because some people told me that this is a very tricky thing which
> could destroy my motherboard resp. the bios-chip. Well, I 'll see ....
I've flashed my BIOS before and no harm has come of it (the board
wouldn't recognise PC100 DIMMs otherwise) as well as my CD-Writer. Of
course, it helps if you computer is old, like mine.
There must be some sort of configuration file on the floppy disk
-- have you tried mounting it?
You could also try recompiling your kernel. This would allow you to
place the necessary parameters in /etc/modules.conf instead of in