Re: CD-ROM Problem
email@example.com (Robert C. Russell) writes:
> My problem is that when I get to dselect and choose CD-ROM and enter for
> the block device "/dev/scd0" and return I get the following output:
> scsi 0: watchdog timer fired in NCR5380_()
> scsi 0: switching target 1 lun 0 return code = 7000
> CD-ROM i/o error: dev 0b:00, sector 64
> kernel panic: scsi_free: trying to free unused memory
> My scsi card is a Trantor 128, CD-ROM is an ancient NEC Intersect 73(1X).
The CD-ROM brand shouldn't matter.
Can you look at the output of "dmesg" and see what hardware the kernel
detects? Type Alt-F2, press Enter, then type "dmesg | more" and look
at what gets printed for the SCSI cards getting detected. Make sure
you're not loading the wrong modules.
> I've been told by an IBM mainframe guy that Linux is for "hobbyists" and
> may never
Just a few years ago you could say the same about any computer that
would fit on a desk. (I've still got that ZX81 - broken - in the
bottom of a drawer.)
OTOH, an AS/400 would fit on a desk, but it wouldn't leave much space.
Carey Evans <*> http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/ gc
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