I had similair problems and once I switched the CD from the 2nd to the
primary, it worked fine. Here is what I did:
Subject: Re: IDE/ATAPI FX400 CDROM won't mount
> I assume that when you say that you recompiled the kernel, that you
> included support for the ISO9660 filesystem and support for IDE/ATAPI
> CD-ROM drives (just checking :)
yup, that's why I was wondering what the problem was... ;-)
> Furthermore, I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you have the
> CD-ROM on the secondary IDE interface. I'll also assume that this is the
> only drive on the secondary interface. Linux insists that a single drive
> on an interface must be jumpered as being a Master device. If you crack
> your computer's case, and check the back of the CD-ROM unit, you will see
> the jumper block. If it isnt set already, change it to master.
Right again! (you're good at this) I wasn't aware of the fact
that Linux requires a single drive unit to be master. I checked out the
setup and discovered that my HD was plugged into the Primary interface
and the CD-ROM into the secondary interface.
Since there was still another place free on the primary I just
unplugged the CD from the secondary and attached it to the primary.
Then I rebooted and lo and behold it became /dev/hdb ! But if your
suggestion works, I think I will switch it back to the secondary, in case
I add another HD.
> Reboot. If this doesnt work, then edit your /etc/lilo.conf file and add
> the line
I already tried passing that as a param. to lilo:
lilo boot: linux hdc=cdrom and linux hdd=cdrom
both times a CD was found at ide1, IRQ 15, 0x0170
but it hung at Looking for CD...
Anyway, it seems to be working now, funny though, you're the only
one who hit on the real cause, everybody else was *way* off track.
thanks a bunch for the help!
|Walter Greenwood |
|Santa Rosa Junior College |
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