Re: re CD-RW
What I do is have both ide-scsi and ide-cd as modules, and I pass
ignore=hdc as an option to ide-cd. (hdc is my CD-RW, not my regular CD-ROM)
Then when I subsequently load ide-scsi the cdrom is IDE and the cd-rw is
SCSI. (I set this up with Debian's modconf program.)
- Jimmy Kaplowitz
On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 09:21:55AM +0000, john gennard wrote:
> 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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