totally OT:Re: Quick CD/DVD burning question

cedric at
Thu Feb 5 02:58:54 PST 2004

On Thursday 05 February 2004 11:54, alex at wrote:
> On 05.02.04 04:45 -0500, Guy Benson wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I got a DVD burner for Xmas, which I'm in the process of getting up in
> > working. I also have an existing CD-ROM drive. I've been reading (or,
> > trying to read between interruptions) the various FAQ's/mail archives,
> > but one thing is not completely clear to me: is the use of the SCSI layer
> > an "all or nothing" proposition?
> >
> > In other words since I have to use the SCSI layer to get the burner
> > working, do I then have to use the SCSI layer with the CD-ROM drive, as
> > well? Or is it possible to just use the SCSI drivers with the DVD burner
> > via the "hdX=ide-scsi" append line, but have the CD-ROM use the standard
> > IDE drivers?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Guy
> The "scsi-emulation-only" stuff depends on the support for the IDE
> drivers in the programs. So cdrecord should have no problems working
> without the emulation. For burning DVDs, you'll probably use the
> dvd+rw-tools (, which support
> most drives/standards and are all free (unlike the cdrecord-dvd version)
> and uses the IDE interface directly (like: growisofs -Z /dev/hdc=image).
> Due to a limitation of IDE packet sizes, CD-/DVD-writing is slower on
> kernel 2.4.x or older, so using kernel 2.6.2 could speed up things a lot

Huh? is kernel 2.6.2 out? 

Greets, cedric

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