Quick CD/DVD burning question

Guy Benson gbbenson68 at netscape.net
Thu Feb 5 02:12:41 PST 2004

Jeremy Utley <jeremy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

>First off, please learn to use the return key :)

Sorry, my browser auto-wraps. I couldn't tell that I should use <CR>.

>Now, on to the meat of your question.  If you have separate CD-ROM and
>CD-RW drives, you can certainly use normal ide (hdx) interface for the
>CD-ROM, and the ide-scsi support for the RW.  That's what I do here, and
>here's what I do.
>Compile the following things *IN* the kernel, not as modules:
>IDE CDROM Support
>SCSI Emulation Support
>SCSI CD-ROM support
>SCSI Generic support
>Now, assuming your CD-ROM drive is hdb, and your burner is hdd, pass
>hdd=ide-scsi to the kernel.  This tells the kernel to not use the ide
>cdrom driver for device hdd, but instead let the ide-scsi handle it
>instead.  Voila, hdb appears as normal, but your hdd RW drive now
>actually becomes scd0, a scsi device, which cdrecrod can talk to no
>Hope I didn't confuse you too much.

Nope!! Thanks for that!! I thought that there would have been a way to do
it, but I wanted to know for sure before I start messing things up. ;-)

Thanks again!


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