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SubjectRe: Two issues with 2.4.18pre3 on PPC
> Hi,
> I am very glad that the PPC patches are now merged so I can use a
> mainstream kernel again on my iBook. Thanks to all the people who did
> this. It works quite fine so far but there are two minor problems:
> - The kernel ignores the boot parameter hdb=ide-scsi, it probes hdb anyway
> and loads the ATAPI CD-ROM driver. The problem may be (I am really not
> familiar with the kernel internals) the function pmac_ide_probe() in
> drivers/ide/ide-pmac.c which does not check for any kernel boot
> parameters at all.
This has beed changed for some time now. You need to pass some ignore
argument to the ide-cdrom driver and load it first then load the ide-scsi
which will detect any remaining atapi devices. I could give you the exact
line if my system wasn't dead at the moment.

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