>I can install and run Linux just fine off the NEC 260 drive, but when I try to mount it, i get the
>myhost:/etc# mount -t iso9660 /dev/hd1a /cdrom
>mount: /dev/hd1a is not a block device
>I have the Linux distribution CD in the drive which is ISO 9660 and checked my /etc/fstab:
>/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 1 1
>/dev/hda2 / ext2 defaults 1 1
>/dev/hda1 /dosc msdos defaults 1 1
>/dev/hd1a /cdrom iso9660 ro 1 1
>none /proc proc defaults 1 1
>what the heck is going on?
I'v been having the same problem and whenever I tell someone that I
can't use my ATAPI CDR, NEC 260, they look at me like I'm retuarded...
I am in the process of downloading the latest version of GCC so that I
can recompile my kernel to 1.2.13. In a previous article (either in
setup or hardware) someone said that he switched his ATAPI CDR (he
didn't indicate the model) jumper on the back of the CDR from slave to
Master. This is of course for the same configuration of a CDR as I
have... I have 2 IDE controllers, My HD is on the
primary-pci-ide-atapi controller, and my CDR is on the second IDE
controller, I don't know wheather the cdr jumper is set to master or
slave, but I am going to switch it to master. You might want to do
this also if recompiling the kernel dosen't work. You should only
switch the cd rom to master if it is on its own controller though,
like I do.
73's ttyl, I'll be following the thread.
If someone has any other suggestions please help us!!!! I'll tell
you what works for me.