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My DVDRAM drive seems to have stopped working. I'm not too sure why, as I've not changed any settings or anything. Just come to burn a backup and both GnomeBaker and Graveman can't use the drive. GnomeBaker can see it but doesn't register anything's in there, and Graveman's just being ignorant.
My fstab file looks like the following:
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
Do I have to change this file to let linux know that its an IDE drive but make it use it as a SCSI drive?
First you should check that the device has the proper permissions by doing a ls -l /dev/cdrom. If /dev/cdrom is just a shortcut and it probably is then you need to check the permissions of the device it is pointing to. The permissions should look something like this brw-rw-rw- with read and write privileges for everyone.
As for the SCSI-emulation, you need to check the /etc/lilo.conf file to see if there's a line that says append="hdc=ide-scsi" or something like that.
SCSI-emulation is ONLY needed if you are using a 2.4 kernel. The 2.6 kernel or newer don't need it. When you see this "/dev/cdrom -> hdc" when doing ls -l /dev/cdrom that means it is a link and then you need to check the permissions on the object it is pointing to, not the link itself because a link has no permission restrictions at all.
So you need to do this: ls -l /dev/hdc to check the permissions of the object the link points to.
This is how the section that boots my 2.4 kernel looks like in /etc/lilo.conf
image = /boot/vmlinuz
label = linux
I don't think adding the wrong append will break anything but I'm not sure. Once you have stored the file and done a lilo command to change the MBR you also need to change the link /dev/cdrom to point to /dev/scd0 instead since that will be the correct device when SCSI-emulation is enabled.