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Old 05-09-2002, 11:16 PM   #1
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GToaster and IDE


I have a problem with gnome toaster. I can't him to recognize anything except a stupid scsi drive I don't have. When I try to add a Cd/Drive in preference menu, gtoaster give me an aoption screen about a scsi drive (asking me scsi ID, scsi path etc...).

Why can't I add any ide drive? Scsi cd-writer are really nice but a little too expensive for me. Did I forgot something in the install or GToaster do not support anything but scsi?
 
Old 05-10-2002, 12:40 AM   #2
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CD burning in linux requires scsi interface burner, you can easily fool the system to treat your IDE burner as scsi device by using ide-scsi emmulation, just append the following line to your lilo.conf (if you use lilo as your boot loader)
append="hdx=ide-scsi"
right after the root=.... entry
To use it without restart as root
modprobe ide-scsi
x is for latter for your IDE burner( a-primary master, b-primary slave, c-secondary master, d-secondary slave). It is also recommended to make scsi emmulation for your regular cd-rom if it co-exists with burner on the system.
Don't forget to rerun lilo, issue as root
lilo

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Old 05-10-2002, 10:54 AM   #3
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Ok, I will try but...
is there are any other ways? Like another burner progs that can see my ide drive.

Why Linux can't recognize any ide burner?
 
Old 05-11-2002, 12:16 AM   #4
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The only software that handles cd burning in linux is cdrecord, and it was designed to handle only scsi devices, but the scsi emmulation is a very simple process that's why nobody even cared to create a burning software to handle ide. So as said any GUI tools are only front-ends to cdrecord.
 
Old 05-11-2002, 03:48 PM   #5
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Ok...
But can you tell me what I'm REALLY suppose to write in my lilo.conf to enable scsi emulation?
Append = /dev/hdc=ide-scsi
or just append = hdc=ide-scsi?
or just the path of the super block?

I don't want to search in the how to
 
Old 05-11-2002, 04:00 PM   #6
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Excerpt from my lilo.conf

Code:
append="mem=nopentium hdc=ide-scsi"
(the mem=nopentium section is a work around to a memory addressing problem with Athlon CPUs)
 
Old 05-11-2002, 04:01 PM   #7
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append="hdc=ide-scsi"
this's legal as long as hdc is your burner

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Old 05-15-2002, 09:08 PM   #8
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It's me again!!! (this tread will never end

Well look like I'm missing something in my kernel ("can't locate module ide-scsi") but I can't find what eaxctly, my scsi support seems to be ok. Do you know what exactly wich option enable this modules?
 
Old 05-15-2002, 10:26 PM   #9
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x x ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support ---> x x
x x IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block devices ---> x x
x x<*> SCSI emulation support x x
 
  


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