Re: 2.6.0-test1: some modules refuse to autoload

From: Greg Norris (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 20:16:51 EST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 08:58:45PM +0000, bill davidsen wrote:
> 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.

Thanx for the suggestion, but it unfortunately doesn't appear to have
made any difference. :-( The full kernel command-line was
"acpismp=force hdc=cdrom hdd=cdrom" (hdc is a DVD-ROM, and hdd is a

   # mount /cdrom
   mount: /dev/hdc is not a valid block device
   # grep ide /proc/modules
   # mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom
   mount: /dev/hdc is not a valid block device
   # modprobe ide-cd
   end_request: I/O error, dev hdc, sector 0
   hdc: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
   Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
   end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 0
   hdd: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
   # mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /cdrom
   mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
   ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
   ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A

I can't find any messages under /var/log or dmesg to indicate that a
module load was attempted for block-major-22 (or anything else, for
that matter).

I appreciate the suggestion, tho!
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