HELP, install probl. CD SB16

HELP, install probl. CD SB16

Post by Albert Janssen » Sun, 23 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I have some problems to install Linux.
Config : CX486s, 8Mg RAM, Slackware 2.2.0, Linux 1.2.1, CD-ROM
SoundBlaster external, Controller SoundBlaster Easy 16
When the system boots, the sbpcd driver detects the CD but after,
it's impossible to mount the CD.
I contact already people at InfoMagic. They advise me to specify at
the boot :
        ramdisk sbpcd=0x230,SoundBlaster
I try it but unsuccesfully.
Here are the messages during the boot :
SBPCD : v 3.4 Eberhaert....
SBPCD : Trying to detect a SoundBlaster CD-ROM at 0x230
SBPCD : - Drive 0 (ID 2.3) : CR-563 (0.75)
SBPCD : 1 SoundBlaster CD-ROM drive(s) at 0x230
SBPCD : init done
Ux4F0 : address 0x230 in use, skipping probe
When I start the program setup, if I specify the media source
(CD, SoundBlaster, slackwar), I receive an error message 'Mount Error'.

Thanks to help me.


1. Help on installing Yggdrasil summer 94 CD from SB16 CD-ROM

  My PC has the following SCSI related configuration :
  1) 1 Adaptec 1542C controller
  2) 1 SCSI-2 Quantum 240MB hard disk
  3) 1 SoundBlaster SCSI-2 sound card with SCSI CD-ROM support
  4) 1 NEC SCSI-I CD-ROM without parity checking function

  I have tried to connect my CD-ROM in the following two ways to install Linux
but failed :
  1) Connect the CD-ROM to the sound card :
     I boot the Linux by
        linux aha152x=0x340,11,1,1

     The installation hangs after a long period of waiting for my CD-ROM to
     respond. LILO dumps a lot of things to my screen saying about aborting
     the process.

  2) Daisy chaining my CD-ROM and hard disk through the 1542C controller and
     disable the parity checking of the controller (otherwise it will cause
     the system unable to read my floppy disk drive !).Then boot the Linux
     just by pressing return after LILO loading Linux's prompt screen.

     It failed by saying
          kernel panic : VFS cannot mount CD-ROM (something like that)

  After many hours of frustation, I need help from anybody who has similar
experience before. I guess the problem resides in my SCSI-1 CD-ROM which
does not support parity checking (it is a pity I bought it last week) because
I saw the loading process has 'parity checking=Enabled' string on the screen.

   On the other hand, I can connect to my CD-ROM in both cases under DOS or
OS/2 2.1. I don't know how to tell Linux to bypass some checking in order to
support my CD-ROM. Since one of my reasons to buy a CD-ROM is to run Linux,
failing to do so frustated me a lot.

   Can anybody help me ?

Thanks in advance
Eddie Ho

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