Re: 2.6.0-test1: some modules refuse to autoload

From: bill davidsen (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 15:58:45 EST

In article <20030717215139.GA19877@glitch.localdomain>,
Greg Norris <> wrote:

| I'm currently running Debian sid, with module-init-tools 0.9.13-pre.
| I've defined the alias "block-major-22 ide-cd", and verified that both
| "modprobe -nv block-major-22" and "modprobe -nv ide-cd" give the
| expected results. When I try to mount a CD, however, I get the message
| "/dev/hdc not a valid block device". Browsing the system logfiles, I
| don't see any indication that a module load was even attempted.
| Everything works fine if I load the ide-cd module manually first.

Is hdd set to anything special? And is hdc set to cdrom? If not, try an
explicit "hdc=cdrom" on the boot line. I have had to do this on several
systems, in spite of dmesg telling me the kernel knows that it's a CD.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.
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