Problems with LINUX identifying my SB CD-ROM

Problems with LINUX identifying my SB CD-ROM

Post by Mark Burn » Sat, 02 Mar 1996 04:00:00

To whom can help !

I've been trying to load Slackware 2.0, kernel 1.1 on my PC but am unable
to get the boot and root image disks to detect my SoundBlaster 4x
IDE CD-ROM.   The verison of LINUX I have is on CD-ROM and can't install
from CD if my CD-ROM is not detected.

I seen mention of rebuilding the kernel so my CD-ROM is detected, but am
at a loss on how to do this !

Please help !!!!

Mark Burns
Sydney, Australia


1. linux, Mitsumi CD-ROM (& SB), & the TA CD-ROM - solved!


As I posted recently, I got the TA CD-ROM, and found that the setup kernel
recognized the CD drive, but the installed one didn't. I had trouble with
the recompile, as well.

The answer is:
    in (I think it's) /etc/include/linux/drivers/blocks, there are *two*
        makefiles. One is named Makefile, the other Makefile.orig. When
        I diffed them, I discovered Makefile.orig *had* conditions for
        compiling the Mitsumi driver, the Soundblaster driver, and one
        other driver, and Makefile *didn't*. I renamed both, and reran
        the compile. No problems, using lilo (after the usual moving &
        /etc/lilo/install) I boot off my hard drive, I can mount the
        CD ROM, etc.

I am emailing TA this, as well.


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