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trying to work around this I have generated an image using mkisofs and then tried using dvdrecord to burn the dvd again with errors this time around the SCSI driver. The output from cdrecord -scanbus would appear to indicate a device of ATA:0,1,0 but this gives the same errors so I guess I need other parameters.
As far as I can tell the ide-scsi module is no longer part of the distro ?.
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a27-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Using badly designed ATAPI via /dev/hd* interface.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.80-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c 1.80 04/03/08 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
0,0,0 0) *
0,1,0 1) '_NEC ' 'DVD_RW ND-3500AG' '2.16' Removable CD-ROM
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
Portions (c) 2002-2003 Ark Linux <email@example.com>
Cdrecord 1.11a15 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 J�rg Schilling
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
dvdrecord: Read-only file system. Cannot open '/dev/cdrom'. Cannot open SCSI driver.dvdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
Im running FC2 and have been finding out some interesting things.
For one the cdrecord software gets changed by RedHat (or bastardised as it states on the cdrecord website, maybe thats why it doesnt work). There also seems to have been a bit of a flame between the cdrecord peeps and Linus Torvalds and now the ide-scsi module for accessing DVD drives is no more! or at least not on my distro. Unfortunately dvdrecord (the son of cdrecord) wants scsi parameters to burn to dvd.
I've now got the image I need and maybe dd would work directly, with the correct parameters. If anyone cares to comment on this I would be gratefull.