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Old 07-28-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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SCSI & ATAPI question


Hi,
I am fairly new to linux and was wondering if someone could explain a bit about differences between ATAPI and SCSI ide cd drives. Is it that you can only burn cd's and/or dvd's if you have scsi-emulation for atapi cd drives???
If some one knows of any links to read more basics...please post.

Thanks,
Tux
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: SCSI & ATAPI question

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Hi,
Is it that you can only burn cd's and/or dvd's if you have scsi-emulation for atapi cd drives???
I don't think that's the case anymore. XCDRoast will use an ATAPI CD burner just fine.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 03:20 PM   #3
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First of all, there are no SCSI-ide drives :)

SCSI and IDE are incompatible standards.

Originally burning was only supported for SCSI
CD-RW's, then someone came up with a SCSI-emulation
layer for IDE drives, later versions of cdrecord will allow
you to burn to IDE devices without the SCSI-emulation.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thanks,
Cosmo & Tink. I was curious since I compiled my first kernel (2.6.7) for my new distro (slackware 10). I made an unsuccesful attempt to upgrade kernel on RH 9 a few days back and eventually I had to reinstall RH 9. Kernel compile on slackware was breeze. I dont know why so but I guess with RH 9 I had to do install mod-init-tools and modutils rpm. I must have screwed up somewhere.

Long story short, I watched the messages while booting the new kernel. I have NEC CDR and Memorex DVD +/- RW drive but the kernel spewed ATAPI CDROM for both. I havent tried to burn anything on it yet (it was already 2 AM last night...besides I was way too happy with a successful kernel compile to bother about cd burning ). I have configured scsi-support for ide-drives in kernel compile.

Anyway, I was just curious. Thanks once again.

 
  


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