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Old 04-13-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
shezwhitey
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cdrom not detected properly


I have a samsung sn-324f cdrw in my Dell d600 but when I boot fedora core 1 it detects the drive as an LG CRN 8245b. The problem is that I cannot burn CD's because of this. When I load up cd roast it shows I can read but not write. It says i don't have a writer. How do I change the definition or properties so the correct drive is detected or installed?

shez
 
Old 04-13-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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Do you know if your drive is using ide-scsi emulation?

If you want to make life easy on yourself, then you should use ide-scsi emulation for you burner. I take it that you're using an IDE/ATAPI drive? If so, then you need to know which device it is: hda/hdb/hdc/hdd? After establishing this, you need to edit your bootloader's configuration file (lilo.conf or grub.conf) and add "hdX=ide-scsi" to the kernel options part of the config file. In lilo.conf you'd expect something like this:
Code:
image=/boot/vmlinuz
        label="linux"
        root=/dev/hda2
        initrd=/boot/initrd.img
        append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi"
        vga=794
        read-only
However, for grub you might expect something like this:
Code:
title Linux
    kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 vga=0x317 splash=silent desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts
    initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
If you're using lilo, then you need to run /sbin/lilo to put the changes into effect, and then reboot. If you're using grub, then you don't need to do anything more but reboot.

Next time you run your burner application, try selecting your burner manually as /dev/scd0.

As a side note, have you tried K3B? It really is good. So too is EClipitRoaster.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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That did not fix it. Here is a section from my grub.conf

default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl.img

Is there an easy way to have the drive detected correctly. As I stated before that the drive is incorrectly detected.

shez
 
  


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