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Re: Toughbook CF-25 w/o CD-ROM

This one time, at band camp, Joe Sypniewski said:
> There are two good things happen to human race; development of the wheel
> and Linux Debian. Thanx for help, there is no better supported software
> than this one.
> Alexei Khlebnikov wrote:
> > 
> > > I am a novice in Linux & I would appreciate your help. I've  tried to
> > > load Debian 2.2r4 into my Toshiba CF-25. This laptop has no CD-ROM.
> > > Normally I use either my Backpack CD-Rewriter from Microsolutions or
> > > EXP's CD-RW station. Both drives use parallel printer port as an
> > > interface and they work fine on DOS or Win. I've called  EXP support and
> > > they only can tell that their drive is supported by a new Linux kernel.
> > 
> > Try loading a module for your CD-RW by modconf.
> I'm still looking for the proper driver for my disks.
cd /usr/src/linux; make xconfig.  Go to block devices - there is
support for ide on parport.  I have never tried it, but I assume that
you'll have to enable support for ide on parport, then do scsi emulation
(ide-scsi), so that cd burning works. Try googling for parport cd burner
linux or something - you ought to come up with some useful hints.
The past always looks better than it was.  It's only pleasant because
it isn't here.
		-- Finley Peter Dunne (Mr. Dooley)

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