ide-scsi and initrd
I just upgraded one of my machines to kernel-image-2.4.18-686-smp. This
box has an IDE cd burner that previously worked with 2.2.20-udma100-ext3.
It also has a regular IDE cd-rom that I've been treating as a scsi device
just because. All filesystems are on SCSI (Adaptec on the motherboard).
For the 2.2.20 kernel, I had the following line in /etc/lilo.conf:
And then installed ide-scsi from /etc/modules.
When I upgraded, that stopped working because the ide-cd driver is now a
module. So I added an /etc/modultils entry "cdrw" per the CD-Writing
options ide-cd ignore="hdb hdc"
alias scd1 sr_mod
pre-install sg modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install sr_mod modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install ide-scsi modprobe ide-cd
That "works" in that all the right modules get loaded, but I still can't
use the cd burner. It seems that ide-cd is getting loaded earlier in the
boot process and grabbing the cd-rom devices. I mounted the initr.img and
looked around and it appears that for some reason ide-cd is getting loaded
in the loadmodules script.
So I did "mkinitrd" to update my initrd.img with the new modules.conf.
That causes a spew of "can't create /var/log/ksym[date].log, read-only
filesystem" right after the Adaptec driver gets loaded (before switching
So, I put everything back to the original configuration, rebuilt
initrd.img, and got it all working again. Then I wrote a script to remove
the ide-cd and cdrom modules and install ide-scsi. Made that run as
S99local in /etc/rc2.d. This works, but sure is ugly.
So my questions is what is the proper Debian way of getting ide-scsi
working with an initrd kernel?
And along the same lines, what is the proper procedure when upgrading from
non-initrd kernels to initrd ones when the root filesystem is scsi? What
I did was to add the proper Adaptec driver to /etc/modules and then run
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