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Re: re- thinkpad install

Thank you very much Carey, 
your suggestions were very helpfull.

Problem :
        However, the CD-rom access is still not mounted.
        and I do not know how access it. There does
        not seem to be a scsi recognized.

the dmesg output lists : -----------------------
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
PPA: unable to initialize controller at 0x378, error 1
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detectotal total.
I do not remember telling the drivers loaded
section of the install there was a WD-7000 SCSI card,
I only selected the "generic scsi drivers" .

I do not know what "mem_base,irq" to use in the
boot command :
Future Domain TMC-8xx/950 tmc8xx=mem_base,irq

How do you add another driver to debian ?
for example:
"Future Domain TMC-8xx/950 tmc8xx=mem_base,irq"

Does something like this need to be placed into
the lilo.conf file ?

under /proc/scsi/scsi it says:---------
Attached devices: none

under /proc/devices it contains:--------
Character devices:
1 mem
2 pty
3 ttyp
4 ttyS
5 cua
6 lp
7 vcs
10 misc
12 tpqic02
36 netlink

Block Devices:
1 ramdisk
2 fd
3 ide0
7 loop
9 md
36 ed

Therefore I do not think the CDrom has been recognized.

Previously under my NT 4.0 system I had on this 
thinkpad the Diagnostics described my cd-rom
as :_____________________
FutureDomain 8xxx scsi

and the cdrom device labeled as :__________
scsi CD ROM
scsi port 0
bus # 0

        frank naranjo

At 01:13 PM 10/5/97 +1300, Carey Evans wrote:
>frank@agetech.net writes:
>> Problem #1  - I cannot access the floppy on the ThinkPad
>>              root: linux floppy=thinkpad
>>              Were is this referenced in the debian install ?
>For some reason, the Thinkpad inverts the meaning of some floppy
>control lines.  You always have to put "floppy=thinkpad" when you
>boot.  The page you get when you press F4 on the install disk lists
>After installing, you can add a line `append="floppy=thinkpad"' to
>your /etc/lilo.conf and rerun LILO, to have this happen automatically.
>> Problem # 2 cannot mount the CD-rom
>>                 when dselect asks for the block device name
>>                 what should I give it ? 
>Probably /dev/scd0, for the first SCSI CD-ROM.  But first the kernel
>has to recognise the SCSI interface.  The page you get with F5 on the
>install disk says: "Future Domain TMC-8xx/950 tmc8xx=mem_base,irq" -
>is this what you've got?
>Check the boot messages by typing "dmesg | more", and look at the
>files in /proc, to see what hardware got detected.  Unfortunately I
>don't have any SCSI hardware ATM.
>>                 I do not think the CD-rom is mounted.
>>                 How can I "ls -la" the cdrom ?
>% mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/scd0 /cdrom
>% ls -la /cdrom
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>kernel: validated probe(100007f, 100007f, 11557, 5010, -1645409555) 
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