[BL] BL3 with PCMCIA compact flash adaptor
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Mon Aug 29 00:38:26 EDT 2005
The error message when this card did not work was something about
/dev/hde1 not existing. My partner suggested we made /dev/hde1 and then
hda and hdb - hard drives
hdc - CD-ROM drive
hdd - IDE zip drive
hde - pcmcia-slot mass storage device (compact flash card adaptor).
hdf - same controller
Has anyone else needed hde with BL? What do external floppy or hard or
CD-ROM drives act like? Would it help to have hde* in BL?
On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, sindi keesan wrote:
> I copied over the parts related to this CF adaptor to the BL2
> /etc/pcmcia/config file in a desktop computer that I got working with two
> PCMCIA ethernet cards in a PCMCIA socket with ISA PCMCIA controller card.
> The CF adaptor is recognized properly in a laptop computer as hdc (though
> there is only one hard drive, hdb) and ide1 (secondary IDE controller).
> The desktop computer has:
> hda - ide hard drive
> hdb - ide hard drive - ide0
> hcd and hdd - cd-rom and ide zip drives - ide1
> Cardmgr is having problems with the pcmcia ide CF card (uses ide_cs
> hde: Micron ... (the card name)
> hdf probing, no response
> (It varied the probe numbers and tried a few more times) (with hdf)
> hde: Micron 3MB irq3
> hde: hde1
> This is not actually on an ide controller but cardmgr seems to think it is
> on a tertiary controller. But it finds it as hde (secondary controller
This is wrong - I got confused with E: - hda and hdb are primary, hdc and
hdd secondary, and hde and hdf tertiary. Maybe the PCMCIA controller card
can control two such drives one of which is hdf?
> master) then also looks for hdf (can't find anything there). The zip
> drive drivers were not loaded - should they be? (Atapi floppy kernel
> needed, for internal IDE drive). Zip I think is hdd.
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