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Old 12-07-2002, 03:20 AM   #16
whansard
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Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
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actually thats hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi,
not hdc=ide=scsi

the scsi emulation was what acid_kewpie and
i were helping you to try.

what shows up when you
type
cdrecord -scanbus

what is in you kernel messages
dmesg|more
about your drives

in dmesg the drives will how up that linux detects,
and you can see if the hdX-scsi stuff is getting passed
to the kernel.

if your cdburner still works then all the scsi-generic
and scsi-emulation stuff is working.

you can see what modules are loaded with lsmod

you know xcdroast formatted my windows drive once
a few years ago. I told it to put images on that drive,
or so i thought, then in the middle of a bunch of
boxes it made me click, it said, image drive is not
formatted. format?, and since i had just clicked 3
boxes to get them out of the way, i clicked yes before
i read it. it was goodbye windows and data.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:26 AM   #17
whansard
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it would also help if you tried some other cdburning
software to see if they see your drives.
i have here kisocd, gtoaster,gcombust, arson, cdbakeoven,
kdb, kcreatcd, keasycd, simplecdrx, and xmp3burn.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:55 AM   #18
whansard
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ok, i just ran xcdroast in mandrake 8, and it didn't see
my cdrom either. i ran it in redhat 6.2 and it did not also.
my cdrom is the secondary slave, so i added hdd=ide-scsi
to my lilo, run lilo and rebooted. ran xcdroast and now it
sees both drives, which makes me think you never quite
got the stuff in lilo right, and that xcdroast isn't that great.
here's part of my lilo.conf thats relevant to you.

boot=/dev/hda5
root=/dev/hda5
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
# message=/boot/penguins.boot
map=/boot/map
lba32
default = Linux
prompt
timeout=30
vga=4
# delay=20
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Linux
read-only
append="mem=nopentium hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi"
 
Old 12-07-2002, 06:14 AM   #19
Ewen
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whansard... wow that's some set of replies. I am just busy printing the whole lot out now so that I can keep referring back. I have got gnometoaster on the system but it never saw the cdrom either. It does have the facility to add other drives, which I did, but to no avail. I'm going to download some of the burners you have suggested and see what happens.

You picked up on an error (- not =) and when I go back to the printout I made of the authors 'fix' he did in fact print a '-'. My error... and so it's back to the drawing board. It's pretty late at night here in Australia so I'll tackle it tomorrow.

Actually it is a cow of a programme and most reviewers say it goes out of it's way to be difficult... but I'll persevere and I'll get back to you shortly.

Thank you once again for your patience.

Regards.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 07:52 AM   #20
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whansard... You are the MAN

Success at last. The cdrom is now recognised and I have just made a successful cd copy. The only problem is I can't check the contents because both cdrom drives and the floppy drive will not allow me access (they did before). I get the message unable to enter file:/mnt/floppy (whatever) you do not have access rights to this location. Seems ownership has changed somewhere along the line. You may have a suggestion in this regard.

You have no idea how much I have learned in these last few days, and importantly I have learned just how important the right syntax is when carrying out a command.

Thank you once again

Regards, Ewen

(Added much later)

It seems as though it is just the burner cdrom that won't let me in. I cahnaged the fstab to dev=/dev/scd1 as acid_kewpie suggested and also to plain scd but to no avail. Somehow or another I think this is where the problem lies.

Last edited by Ewen; 12-07-2002 at 06:50 PM.
 
  


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