On my system I have a cdrw installed on /dev/hdc. My burner worked back in redhat, mandrake and a previous debian install but I'm having no luck this time around. At first I thought it was an ide-scsi issue, but I can load the module (I recently compiled it in, so no more loading it) and mount /dev/scd0. I also have both scsi support and generic scsi support compiled into the kernel I'm running. I even added 'options ide-cd ignore "hdc"' just to be sure. Below is some output that I think might help diagnose the problem:
chris@onizuka:~$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: CyberDrv Model: CW058D CD-R/RW Rev: 100D
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
chris@onizuka:~$ sudo mount /dev/scd0 /cdrom
mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
chris@onizuka:~$ cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.01a05 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 J?rg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
cdrecord: No target found.
Any ideas? (Thanks btw)