Re: ATAPI CDROM kernel problems

Andrew E. Mileski (
Sat, 6 Jul 1996 11:00:18 -0400 (EDT)

> > Is the info in the IDE documentation about the tertiary port any help?
> Not particularly. I've tried using the kernel boot parameters it mentions,
> but the kernel seems *convinced* that the IDE port is in use.
> LILO boot: Linux ide2=0x1e8,11 hde=cdrom
^^ I think this is wrong.
Docs say you can leave out the IRQ number, but you need the port number.

> [Also tried: hde=noprobe]
> [Also tried: hde=cdrom hde=noprobe]
> [Also tried: ide2=0x1e8,0x03ee,11 -- and both of the above]

Shouldn't that be 'ide3=0x1e8,0x03ee,11' for the tertiary (third) controller?

> I get the same thing every time. The kernel says "ERROR - PORTS ALREADY IN
> USE" or something with almost that wording. After that, it tries to do
> something with the IDE device and I get something resembling "ide2: already
> in use, skipping probe."

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