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Old 04-07-2002, 01:55 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by screwball
if i remember right it should be
ln /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrecorder
(for example)
/mnt/cdrecorder is a directory and new_linux_goof 's mount point is /media/cdrecorder according to his fstab. In order to have an ide burner set up you need to have it using scsi emulation and /dev/cdrecorder should be a sym link to /dev/scd#
( "ln -s /dev/scd# /dev/cdrecorder" )
 
Old 04-07-2002, 03:21 AM   #17
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ok well im still learning and new to linux, just trying to help with what has worked for me...
also could be that im using debian which is slightly different from other dists
 
Old 04-07-2002, 03:28 AM   #18
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Aussie,

Here they are:

1) What do /dev/cdrom, /dev/cdrecorder and /dev/dvd link to?

Do "ls -al /dev/cdrom"

lrwxrwxrwx 3 root root 8 Apr 5 09:15 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/sr1


2) Do you have ide-scsi set up for your burner?

Look for append = "hd#=ide-scsi" in your lilo.conf ( or the equivalent grub file).

# LILO configuration file
# Start LILO global Section
# If you want to prevent console users to boot with init=/bin/bash,
# restrict usage of boot params by setting a passwd and using the option
# restricted.
#password=bootpwd
#restricted
append="enableapic vga=0x0314 hdb=ide-scsi hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi hde=ide-scsi hdf=ide-scsi"
boot=/dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
lba32
vga=788
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=Wg:kw:Wg:Wg
read-only
prompt
timeout=80
# End LILO global Section
#
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = linux
initrd = /boot/initrd

#
image = /boot/vmlinuz.suse
root = /dev/hda3
label = failsafe
initrd = /boot/initrd.suse
optional

#
image = /boot/memtest.bin
label = memtest86


3) Does /dev/cdrecorder link to /dev/hd# or /dev/scd# ?

Do "ls -al /dev/cdrecorder"

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Apr 5 09:15 /dev/cdrecorder -> /dev/sr0

Thanks once more...
 
Old 04-07-2002, 03:51 AM   #19
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Everything looks ok, all your optical drives are set up to use scsi emulation. Try the comand "mount /media/cdrom" and see if that works.
 
Old 04-07-2002, 04:01 AM   #20
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YES!!!, that works with the cdrom and dvd.

Now when I try with my cdrecorder...

mount /media/cdrecorder

I get...

/dev/cdrecorder: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Cool deal, any suggestions?

KP

PS - 3AM local and I'm headed to bed. Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 04-07-2002, 04:28 AM   #21
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Try adding iso9660 to the cdrecorder line in your fstab.
See "man fstab" for the correct syntax.

Last edited by Aussie; 04-07-2002 at 04:30 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2002, 11:45 AM   #22
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Aussie,

I replaced the 'auto' in the line with 'iso9660' and WHALAH!

Thanks for all your help. Three days of not having hardware work was a major problem.


Thanks alot!
 
Old 04-07-2002, 12:43 PM   #23
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Your welcome. Glad to get things up and running correctly. I have one more question though, have you tried to watch a dvd while using scsi emulation on your dvd-rom?
 
Old 04-07-2002, 06:15 PM   #24
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Aussie,

I just tried to do it and I got Noatun to pop up. Then it played this gawd awful noise for a second and that was it. So I need to do a little work here.

KP.
 
Old 04-07-2002, 07:22 PM   #25
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even the kde muppets think Noatun is bobbins, you really should start by installing a decent dvd player. Personally i'd recommend you used MPlayer (www.mplayerhq.hu) BUT you always have to compile it from source, and it's a bit tricky at times, in which case i'd also point you towards ogle, and also xine (which i really don't like) they should get you playing dvd's fine (ogle's docs are really good to get started with), at least that way you'll know where this current teething issue is.

Please stick with linux for a while if you're getting a bit lost.. it's worth it, i promise!
 
Old 04-07-2002, 08:24 PM   #26
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acid_kewpie,

I'll try the Mplayer you recommended. Compilation may be a problem, but I guess now's the time to learn.

I like Linux so far and even though I'm lost, I am intrigued by some of the stuff Linux has a definite advantage over Windows. Plus, my wife is starting a business and Linux may help her out.

KP.
 
  


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