Hi, I'm newbie-ish, so please have pathience...
I recently replaced a broken CD-ROM with a CD R/RW. I'm using Mandrake 7.2 (old version), and when I booted, kudzu detected the new hardware and presumably configured it.
At first it functioned OK as a CD-ROM, but if I tried cdrecord -scanbus (as root) I got an error that it couldn't find an SCSI driver. Also, I was getting odd error messages about the CD R/RW when booting. I at least figured out that this was because I needed to load the ide-scsi module.
So I added hdc=ide-scsi to the end of the linux command line in /boot/grub/menu.lst and also put append="hdc=ide-scsi" in /etc/lilo.conf even though I don't use it. This caused boot-time messages to go away but cdrecord -scanbus still failed.
Then I added the line "ide-scsi" to /etc/modules and when I rebooted, kudzu came up again and reconfigured my CD R/RW, and cdrecord -scanbus appeared to work! I thought I had fixed everything but in actuallity, I can't even read from my CD anymore! Saying "ls /mnt/cdrom" gives me: "Input/Output error". Just clicking on the CD-ROM icon gives me a message box "You do not have access rights to this location".
Here's the output of cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 1.9 (i586-mandrake-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2000 Jörg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 2.1.39
Using libscg version 'schily-0.1'
0,0,0 0) 'CDWRITER' 'IDE5232 ' 'A030' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,7,0 7) *
Here are *two* entries in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf (kudzu's database):
desc: "CD-RW IDE5232"
desc: "Cdwriter IDE5232"
Please help -- my head is starting to hurt badly