cdrom not found by Linux

Matthew Janusauskas matthewj at
Sat May 27 19:13:17 EDT 2000

Hi Jacob,

I have what perhaps is a related   problem.  I'm trying to run zipspak on my
Toshiba laptop and want to use a Sparq Syquest drive connected through my
parallel port.  Linux duesn't seem to see this drive as an available
partition at startup.  It only lists hda1.

I'm having trouble finding anyone who knows much about this drive especially
using it with linux.  Any ideas?



-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-admin at
[mailto:speakup-admin at]On Behalf Of Jacob Schmude
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 18:04
To: speakup at
Subject: Re: cdrom not found by Linux

	You may want to try it when the cdrom is not visible to
dos. Sometimes the dos drivers can, since zipspeak is an OS running on top
of another, not let zipspeak find it. In short, don't load the dos cdrom
driver and see if that helps. I had to do this on my cd rom drive, and
sound card, when I used to run linux on top of dos this way.
	Another thing to be concerned about is does linux support the scsi
controller you're using? Even if it does, does zipspeak support it? What
kind of scsi controller do you have and I'll see what module may need to
be loaded. Most likely, you won't need to compile a new kernel. I can't
list the scsi controllers linux supports, there is too many of them.

On Sat, 27 May 2000, Dave Hunt wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have installed Zipspeak and use the 'ltlk' kernel image.  I cannot get
> this system to find my scsi cdrom, even when using the Slackware setup
> script's "configure my cdrom" option.
> To start the system, I shut down Windows 98 into 'msdos mode'.  The cdrom
> drive is visible to DOS.  Do I need to, perhaps, compile another kernel
> image with cdrom support?
> Thanks,
> -Dave
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