Originally posted by vdogvictor
does cdrecord -scanbus also detect IDE burners and if so is everything still the same
Yes, and yes.
NOTE: That was a good question, if you want to burn cds, you must have scsi emulation running on the ide cdburner device. Don't worry about this unless you can't see you burner using cdrecord -scanbus as mentioned by kvedaa. If you can't see your burner with cdrecord -scanbus then add the line:
append="hdd=ide-scsi" <-where /dev/hdd is the ide cdburner
to /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo.
when you reboot cdrecord -scanbus should see your burner.
edit: sorry instapost