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Old 01-14-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
Mad Echidna
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Backpack Cdrom on Mepis


I just installed the newest version of Simply MEPIS on my Dell lattitude CPi laptop. I have a Backpack CD-RW drive, that seems to use scsi (that's what was detected as on windows XP). Anyway, I know that the drive works on that laptop, because I used it regularly with Windows. I posted about this at the mepis lovers forums, and people said if I had the deviece plugged in and turned on at boot time, the 2.6.7 kernel should detect it and add it to fstab. No luck. I had a cd in the drive and everything. I tried to load the pcd modual manually, and it said "invalid paremeters". (it uses the parallell port) So, what do I do? THe only howto I can find online is for Redhat 6.2
 
Old 01-15-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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backpack on SuSE 9.1

I'm trying to get my backpack to run, but mine's connected with USB. It shows in my list of hardware when I scan it. Maybe the best way to access it would be to mount it like any other USB stprage and supply an argument for the cd-rom filetype. I don't know, that's just an idea from a real newb. I'm unable to do it myself.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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