View Full Version : Panasonic CR-563 cdrom drive (sbpcd)

11-02-2003, 05:23 PM
I have an old PC with this drive and Knoppix 3.3 is unable to detect it (I boot with the floppy disk). When I used Linux on that PC I needed to install the sbpcd.o module to use the cd, but Knoppix sems to not have that module. I think I could copy that module from somewhere else but it seems it has to be the same version as the kernel that comes with Knoppix. What can I do to mount the CD?

11-23-2003, 02:29 AM
I reply to myself:

I found the sbpcd module in the Knoppix filesystem while running it in a newer computer. I copied it to /modules/scsi in the miniroot filesystem that lies in the boot floppy as a file. The I created /dev/sbpcd (major 25, minor 0) and in file /linuxrc (in the miniroot) I added this device near where it says /dev/scd?, and above that line I loaded the module with
insmod /modules/scsi/sbpcd.o sbpcd=0x230,1
Then umount the miniroot, gzip it, and put it into the floppy; this floppy should find the cdrom drive and boot Knoppix without prompting.