> Thanks for all the previous help. Now a new problem arises.
> In order for my CD to work, i must install a new kernel. my
> current kernel (1.2.3) obviously doesnot support iso9660.
> So i downloaded kernel 2.9 ,followed the read me, and hit
> a wall. It appears my gcc 2.6.4 is too old. So i download
> gcc 2.8.1. Now I cant get the compiler to install correctly.
> the read me supplied with the compiler has limited info on
> installation. What is the standard way to install the gcc
> compiler. Thanks in advance.
The correct way to identify your kernel version is with
"uname". Try "uanme -a" and read its' man page. I don't
think there is a 2.9 kernel out yet. Heck, 2.2 is not out
I feel sure that the 1.2.x kernels supported IDE cd-rom
drives. ATAPI IDE isn't that new (is it?) and everyone
has an IDE cdrom drive. Someone correct me if I'm wrong
In /proc look for a "filesystems" type file name and "cat"
it. Is iso9660 support there (or is /proc newer than
that)? Poke around in /usr/src/linux of your 1.2.x kernel.
Read the Documentation directory files. Maybe all you need
to do is recompile what you have.
Do a "grep -i 9660 .*" in your /usr/src/linux directory
(and in /usr/src/linux/Documentation) and see what pops
Back in the 1.2.13 days, linux went from a.out to elf.
This was a painful transition. Will you have to do that
as well? And maybe also go to the new C library just
now becomming popular, to work with the latest gcc?
Something seems wrong with this picture. You shouldn't
have to jump through these kind of hoops to get a plain
old IDE cd-rom drive working. And if your installation
is that old, I'd consider getting a new linux cd and
doing a reinstalling (ie, fix everything at once).
Just an opinion,
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