my dvd is read as hdd and my ide cd-rw is read as scsi???
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# CD burning 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
# 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
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso 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
# Make multisession data CDs
mkisofs -L -l -J -R -A Disc-ID -P Publisher-ID -p Preparer-ID -V Volume-ID /lets.wav.mp3 | cdrecord -v -pad -data -multi fs=8m speed=32 dev=0,0,0 driveropts=burnproof -
# This would be for the second session, an image of the imported files
cdrecord -v -pad -data -multi speed=32 dev=0,0,0 driveropts=burnproof '/tmp/stupid_place.raw'
I don't know if the original question got answered by the other posts but the reason that a CD writer needs to be a SCSI device is that cdrecord only understands SCSI devices. That's why the installation sets up the IDE-based writer to use a scsi emulator to make it look like a scsi device. If you look in your grub.conf, you'll probably see some "hdc=ide-scsi" in there. (If you use lilo, it's like append="hdc=ide-scsi" )
Now there is no reason to do that for the DVD. The vanilla IDE driver is fine (you won't use the SCSI-only cdrecord with this drive). That's why you see what you see, and it's all fine and as it should be.
Your CD writer has to have scsi emulation or it will not work! (Well it will, but only as a reader.)
Earlier today I thought I would try to get my dvd to emulate scsi as I read that "grip" will rip audio tracks of CDs faster.
What I did was to go into KDE Control Centre and select LILO. Using administrator mode and the Expert tab, in the lines append="something in quotes" I added hdd=ide-scsi immediately after where it already had hdc=ide-scsi.
After rebooting, it took a little messing around in both the Mandrake and KDE Control Centres, but I did manage to get the cdrecorder mounted at /mnt/cdrecorder and the DVD at /mnt/dvdrom. I got rid of the original /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/cdrom2 and yes, access is definitely quicker. Grip goes about twice as fast (not touching Nero in Windows but a definite improvement). I had to edit my DVD and CDRW icons on the desktop, but now when I click on them, I get Konqueror opening and displaying a list of entries much quicker!
I had to unload and reload K3B afterwards. However, the latest version is available for Mandrake users from Texstar. If you use Mandrake go to http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon to set up your Mandrake Control Centre>Software Install to use Texstar, Mandrake contrib, PLF, and other sources.