CD drive and vers. 2.5.70

VAKKALANKA RAO Sridhar SVakkalankarao at
Thu Jun 26 02:59:38 EST 2003


A few weeks ago, I successfully got kernel vers. 2.5.70 (patch mm8) up and running on a p630-6E4. The ramdisk I plugged for creating "zImage.initrd" was taken from debian - this ramdisk was built for chrp powerpc machines.

Now, I am finding that the CD-ROM drive does not work. When I mount the CD-ROM using the mount command, I get the following error.

# mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom
mount: /dev/scd0 is not a valid block device

So, I went back to recompile the kernel. In "make menuconfig", I enabled "IDE,ATA & ATAPI Block devices support", within which, I enabled "Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support". This only resulted in a syntax error when compiling "zImage.initrd", which I could not resolve. My CDROM is very clearly an IDE but I have no reason to believe that it has SCSI support (ATAPI).

Has anyone encountered this problem and solved it? I would appreciate an answer.

Thanks in advance

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