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Old 07-25-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
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Angry SCSI Emulation for cd burner

I have Slackware 9 and i need to install an IDE cd burner. I know i have seen instructions for compiling scsi emulation into the kernel before but for the life of me, i can't seem to find them now. I have been searching for the last 4hours. If anyone has seen a tutorial to help me solve this or knows EXACTLY what i need to enable to get SCSI emulation up in Slack 9, please help me, or at least point me int he right direction of the problem.

Old 07-25-2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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as root type :
lsmod |grep scsi
and see if you get any results, if not trying loading them like so:
modprobe ide-scsi
modprobe scsi_mod
if that don't work then i guess the mods don't exist, and i'll suggest you go to the slack fourm and look at the kernel compiling howto posted as a sticky thread for slack...and you can select to compile it into your kernel
Old 07-25-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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Most probably the document you were reading was


which in RedHat is under /usr/share/doc/HOWTO
and should be something very similar for you.

2.1.3. Compiling missing kernel modules (optional)

Sect. Description Module SCSI IDE PP
BLOCK SCSI emulation support ide-scsi M
BLOCK Loopback device loop M M M

PARIDE Parallel port IDE device paride Y/M
PARIDE Parallel port ATAPI CD-ROMs M
PARIDE Parallel port generic ATAPI M
PARIDE (select a low-level driver) Y

SCSI SCSI support scsi_mod Y/M Y/M
SCSI SCSI CD-ROM support sr_mod Y/M Y/M
SCSI Enable vendor-specific Y Y
SCSI SCSI generic support sg Y/M Y/M
SCSI (select a low-level driver) Y

FS ISO 9660 CDROM filesystem iso9660 Y/M Y/M Y/M
FS Microsoft Joliet cdrom... joliet Y Y Y
Old 07-26-2003, 07:36 AM   #4
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CD Writers

You have probably seen hundreds of links to the Rute book.
For my cheap, no-name burner, I found it very useful.
Old 07-26-2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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In /etc/lilo.conf, as root, add append="hdx=ide-scsi" then run /sbin/lilo
Replace the x in hdx with the letter that corresponds to your cdwriter.
You will also need to add a line to /etc/fstab something like /dev/cdwriter /mnt/cdwriter iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
Next mkdir /mnt/cdwriter then ln -s /dev/hdx /dev/cdwriter
Replace the x with the proper letter for your new cdwriter and you can name it whatever you want(you don't have to call it /dev/cdwriter)

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