loading modules

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Thu Feb 26 09:43:44 PST 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 09:18, Albert wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 23:25:48 -0600
> Kevin Alm <kevinalm at shenessex.heartland.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the tips, Kevin.
> <snip>
> > Using ide-scsi as a module is problematic without an initrd. The
> > hd?=ide-scsi kernel append doesn't work because at that point the
> > /lib/modules/<version> tree isn't available.
> My cdrom is an IDE-ATAPI device. My understanding of the reason for
> using hd?=ide-scsi as a boot option is to claim hd? as an ide-scsi
> device and therefore prevent it from being claimed by the ide driver. 

This is why you add the directive "ide-cd ignore=hdc" as either an
options statement, or embedded in the append line to be passed to the
kernel as a boot argument to prevent the ide-cd module from claiming the
device.  This _is_ mentioned in the Cd Writing HOWTO, BTW.
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