I have a box with a Promise FastTrak IDE controller with 4 disks, an Adaptec
SCSI controller with a DAT drive and an IDE CD-RW.
The FastTrak driver is implemented as a SCSI driver and its module is loaded
by a boot.d script. For the CD-RW I have append="hdd=ide-scsi" in lilo.conf
and I've included the ide-scsi module in the initrd. For the Adaptec card, I
have alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx in modules.conf.
However, if I do mt -f /dev/st0 I get told that there is no device. I'm guessing
that what's happening is that the st module looks along the two scsi buses
(from the FastTrak and ide-scsi) and sees no tape drive and reports accordingly,
whereas if there was NO scsi bus, it would look in modules.conf and load the
Now I can solve this problem I'm sure by adding in another boot.d script,
which I really DON'T like - I'd even like to be able to remove the one for
the Promise and have that autoloaded via appropriate modules.conf entries,
and ditto the ide-scsi - I don't like to have to have it in the initrd
because it's not really something which is needed for booting.
So is it possible to do what I want, which is to lose the Promise boot.d
script, lose ide-sci from the initrd, and have all the appropriate modules
loaded upon attempting to access the relevant devices. If so, how ?
I'm using SuSE 8.0 with kernel 2.4.18.
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