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Re: re CD-RW



On Sat, 03 Feb 2001, mike polniak wrote:
> john gennard wrote:
> > I've studied recent postings, the relative HOWTO and the Kenel help
> > text documentation and now feel that I understand what I need to do.
> > Unfortunately, I am faced with a problem to which I can find no
> > specific reference.
> > 
> > I shall recompile the Kernel (have the tarballs for both 2.2.18 and
> > 2.4.0 -- shall use the former initially).
> > 
> > On this machine (the only one above 300 MHz), I always boot from
> > floppies which I make (using 'make bzdisk') when compiling
> > kernels. Booting is very fast after the bios boot - no pause or
> > invitation to add parameters. I'll need to give 'hdd=ide-scsi' after 
> > bios boot and can't find how to pause the automatic 'loading .....'. 
> > When everything is set up satisfactorily, I would like to add the 
> > parameter to the boot floppy - again I've no idea how. I'm proposing
> > to configure the CD-RW in Potato 2.2r0 and the machine is a PC
> > stand-alone with an AMD 500MHz and no real scsi devices.
> > 
> > Can someone explain how I can solve my immediate problems. I feel 
> > sure I understand the correct kernel configuration requirements -
> > there will be no modules to load.  Grateful for help. John.
> 
> 	Well if you do not set CONFIG_IDECD , you will not have to do
> the append='hdd=ide-scsi'. This is the preferred way, and your CDRW will
> work as /dev/scd0 assuming you have set the following:
> 
> CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI     #scsi emulation
> CONFIG_SCSI                #scsi support
> CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SR          #scsi cdrom
> CONFIG_CHR_DEV_SG          #scsi generic 
> 
	But, my hdc is an ordinary IDE CD-ROM drive; without setting
CONFIG_IDECD how will I be able to access it? 

I had a sneaking feeling I was being over-optimistic in assuming I 
understood the requirements.



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