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Old 04-14-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
ludwig W
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I've lost a cd drive in my new kernel!


Hi,

I've installed a new kernel on my RH8 linux (2.4.20)

I have 2 IDE cd drives ( a creative DVD drive and an MSI CDRW IDE drive) and only the Creative will mount cd's in the new kernel. Both drives mounted CD's without problem in my old kernel (2.4.18-13) and both drives are listed in the hardware configuration under the new kernel.


Obviously I must have missed some setting when configuring the kernel in xconfig. Can someone point me to the section in xconfig that I might have overlooked?

Thanks for any help,

Ludwig
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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SCSI emulation...

Your RW needs scsi emulation to be able to work as a burner. More than likely in your default kernel this was already setup, now you need to set it up in your new kernel. Other choice is to not have a burner, recreate the entries in /etc/fstab and the symlinks to that device.

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Old 04-15-2003, 05:46 AM   #3
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Hi MasterC

Thanks for the reply.
I'll make another kernel.I did include SCSI support in the new kernel,but maybe I missed out some obscure (to me) options.Perhaps I'll just choose them all.

Anyway,one question:
shouldn't the CD-RW drive still be able to be mounted? At the moment it can't be.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 09:42 AM   #4
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You might be able to, check dmesg | less to see if there is either a mention of the drive failing, or rather a mentioning of the actual device it's been assigned.

You also might have simply made the ide-scsi a module and not built in, so try modprobe and such first:
modprobe ide-scsi
modprobe scsimod (I think)

I don't use modules for my devices, so I'm not sure if those are the correct modules to call for that.

Check the "help" located next to the options in the kernel config. Also, don't leave out "Scsi Disk support" and "SCSI support" and most importantly "Scsi Emulation" in the block devices section.

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Old 04-15-2003, 10:03 AM   #5
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thanks for your help, MasterC
 
Old 04-15-2003, 04:32 PM   #6
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You're welcome, did you get it working?



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Old 04-15-2003, 04:41 PM   #7
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errrr... I haven't tried yet. I 've got so much else going on with Linux ATM.Everything I try and do normally ends up going wrong

I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers, get emle to work .....plus I'm supposed to be doing a programming course which has taken a bak seat since I installed Linux about 3 weeks ago.
I'll do it tommorow probably.
 
  


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