CDROM not working with kernel 2.6.15-6-686

Ben Collins bcollins at
Tue Dec 6 20:40:54 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 21:28 +0100, Ante Karamatic wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 14:58 -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Basically, I've set atapi_enabled=1 by default. It's disabled for
> > drivers known to be broken in this regard. So, like CDROM DMA, we're
> > going to see how it goes. I talked to Jeff Garzik, and he's probably
> > going to accept this patch (and move it upstream into 2.6.15).
> I just did some debugging and I don't think it's kernel's fault. I did
> mkinitramfs -u in 2.6.12-9-686 (worked without problems untill that) and
> reboot. After reboot I didn't have piix loaded, but ide_generic.
> I don't have SATA, only IDE disks/cdroms. I think the answer is in
> initramfs-tools, but I could be wrong.

That's probably the issue that Matt was experiencing, which is also
fixed. The old way of using ide-generic like breezy did isn't done in
new initramfs-tools. The change allowed us to revert a patch that was in

   Ben Collins <ben.collins at>
   Ubuntu Linux

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