loading modules

Albert alwagner at tcac.net
Thu Feb 26 20:39:40 PST 2004

OK. My current problem has a better solution.  I'm still not sure I
understand why.  Nevertheless, thanks to all who replied.  Your comments
were all useful. Resolution:

(1) Removed the hdc=[scsi|ide-scsi] kernel option from the grub
(2) Added the following from CD Writing HOWTO to /etc/modules.conf:
options ide-cd ignore=hdc         # tell the ide-cd module to ignore hdc
alias scd0 sr_mod                    # load sr_mod upon access of scd0
pre-install sg     modprobe ide-scsi # load ide-scsi before sg
pre-install sr_mod modprobe ide-scsi # load ide-scsi before sr_mod
#pre-install ide-scsi modprobe ide-cd # load ide-cd   before ide-scsi

(3) Nothing worked until the last line was commented out.  I don't have
an ide-cd module.

$ mount -tiso9660 /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
$ ~
$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
sr_mod                 12016   2  (autoclean)
ide-scsi                8720   1 
scsi_mod               88616   2  (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-scsi]
cdrom                  28416   0  (autoclean) [sr_mod]
Executing X-CD-Roast to read a cd gives the same, except it loads

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