Re: Catch-22 with modules/backups
On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 15:32:34 EST, JoshNarins@aol.com said:
> I did not install SCSI support during my debian-2.2.17pre6
> installation, since I have no SCSI devices.
> I have one backup mechanism, a CD-Rewritable drive.
> The CD-Rewritable howto says I need SCSI support.
> I am eager to try making a debian kernel,
> to make sure only the drivers I need are there,
> but first I need to make a backup !!!
> The module I am missing is sr_mod, which I am told is loadable.
> dselect knows nothing about scsi or sr_mod,
> apt-get knows the same.
> www.google.com has no links to any sources that I can find.
> If you look for "sr_mod" in the debian packages area,
> you get nothing, becuase it treats the _ as a space.
> Two or three people have tried to give me help, but one
> said "good luck" and the other main one began
> "Start with a clean .config file" (um, what .config file?)
You can use your /boot/config-2.2.xx as a bootstrap for
your kernel compile .config file.
To get the 'sr_mod ' set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR=m in SCSI
To record on IDE/ATAPI drive you'll need SCSI emulation
set for module 'ide-scsi' ; SCSI support for 'scsi-mod' module;
SCSI generic for 'sg' module.
Also set CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDECD to N or M and not
directly linked to the kernel.
When you want to record a cd you'll have to activate the
SCSI bus and drivers with modprobe ide-scsi and also run