Re: cdrecord (RH9) and ide cd-rw's...

From: Kees_Lover (kees_lover_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 09/09/03


Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 17:06:00 GMT

I don't have the manual for one.....and I'm running grub as my bootloader.
Is there any difference as to the append line for lilo and grub?

"Bill Unruh" <unruh@string.physics.ubc.ca> wrote in message
news:bjjr5m$l0g$1@string.physics.ubc.ca...
> "Kees_Lover" <kees_lover@hotmail.com> writes:
>
> ]I am having a problem with the cdrecord app not detecting my cd-rw or
cd-r
> ]drives...they are both ide....is there a solution, preferably a simple
> ]one.....
>
> Well, read the manual.
> Anyway, cdrecord cannot read ide drives only scsi. fortunately linux has
> a way of making an ide drive look like a scsi drive
>
> Put the phrase
> hdc=ide-scsi
> into /etc/lilo.conf on the append= "....." line.
> Then run
> lilo
> and reboot.
> This will make the ide drive (I assume your cdrw is on /dev/hdc) look
> like a scsi drive (probably /dev/scd0)
>
> Run cdrecord -scanbus
> to see the drive.