Re: Re[2]: [2.1.47] patch to avoid the ATAPI CD locking at boot

Andrea Arcangeli (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 13:35:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 wrote:

>On Tue, 29 Jul 1997, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:
>>> Description of the problem (you must have an ATAPI CD to try the following
>>> it):
>>> 1. Reboot your machine
>>> 2. Wait lilo prompt
>>> 3. Before boot linux open your ATAPI CD-ROM (as you want to insert a CD,
>>> you can also insert a CD)
>>> 4. Don' t close the CD-ROM with the eject button, but leave it opened
>>> 5. With the CD-ROM opened start linux from lilo (that is waiting from
>>> point 2).
>>> 6. When the boot is finished and you are logging into your system try to
>>> open the CD-ROM with the eject button (the same you pressed at point 3
>>> to open it)
>>> 7. The CD is locked
>After exactly these steps I had my CD-ROM locked but... under windoz95 thingy.
>The CD-ROM is old 4x Panasonic.

I reported not only the problem, but the patch too.

Please now try to apply my patch to the kernel and tell me if it works.

Andrea Arcangeli