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You need to supply the ide-scsi options at boot-time in order for the scd0 device to be usable, I suppose you know that (append "hdc=ide-scsi" or whatever in grub.conf or lilo.conf).
ls -a /dev/hdc isn't really very helpful. Try something ls -l /dev | grep hdc instead. ls -l /dev | grep cdrom will probably return many results if you have devices (cdrom?, scd?, sg?, etc) owned by the cdrom group.
I suggest you install cdrtools or cdparanoia if you want to verify that the devices work.
The " hdc: attached ide-scsi driver" message seems to indicate it's already there. That should mean that /dev/scd0 is there and the cdrom link (/dev/cdrom) is correct.
grep dmesg for hdd and see what that turns up. If you get a similar ide-scsi message there it will probably be called /dev/scd1 instead of /dev/hdd.
Try mounting the drives in Linux. Pop in a data CD (one with data on it, not unwritten) and try to mount it. Create the mount points (directories) /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/cdrom1 (or whatever - mine are called "cdrom" and "burner" respectively) and then mount them from the command line: mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom to mount the first and mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom1 for the other. If hdd doesn't want to play, try mounting it as mount -t iso9660 /dev/scd1 /mnt/cdrom1 instead. If that works you'll know what to put in /etc/fstab.
you ARE the MAN! I knew I had to do something in order to have the device recognized ( mkdir /mnt/cdrom) couldn't remeber to save my life. I ran mount /mnt/cdrom cd /mnt/cdrom an ls -a /mnt/cdrom and all was well... I thank you very, very much for your assistance