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You do it by editing your boot loader config file. Which boot loader do you use, lilo or grub?
If lilo, post your lilo.conf file and I can help you. I'm not familiar with grub however. Basically, for both you edit the append line to include hdx=ide-scsi where hdx coresponds to the drive you want to run under scsi emulation.
# CD burning copying ripping info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux CD Writing HOWTO Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
isoinfo -i -d /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# cdparanoia - search for a drive with reporting of autosense:
# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -B "1-" Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast
The first step in troubleshooting is to go through the error messages generated. Launch an app with an x terminal. The error messages are fully shown in the terminal and can be posted. Use the BBS code tags (the button with # on it) for posting these to make them easier to read.
I don't have a DVD. I would be willing to learn how to configure and help other newbies configure them too if someone wants to donate one.
It won't see the dvd drive as a reader unless you set that to run under scsi emulation as well. That's true for all linux cd burning programs that I've used. But running a dvd drive under scsi emulation will result in problems playing dvds; at least for me it did so I set it back. In k3b you can use your cd writer to read a cd if you want to copy the entire thing. It will read off your cd writer and write everything to a temp directory then eject the cd and prompt you to put in a cd-r and proceed to burn the cd.