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Old 10-16-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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Linux thinks my CD-RW is a CD-ROM help!!


my cd burner is a LITE-ON LTR-16102b cd burner, linux thinks it is a normal cd drive and I have no I dea how to install it any help would be great thanks.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:01 PM   #2
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first, what makes you think mandrake thinks that it is not a cd -burner? Have you tried burning a CD?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:01 PM   #3
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yah I was trying to run cdrecord and it keeps saying that it is a read-only drive
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:19 PM   #4
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well, I googled a bit and your cd-writer is definitely linux compatible. What is the output of
cdrecord -scanbus

Does it give you the drive as one of the devices it sees?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:22 PM   #5
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yah it says it is the 3rd one and that is the only one that comes up.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:26 PM   #6
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what about the output of
cat /proc/dev/cdrom/info
this gives you info it has on the cd-drives. Do you have more than one by any chance?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:30 PM   #7
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well the output of cat /proc/dev/cdrom/info came up with No such file or directory and yes I have 2 cd drives, the first one is a CD-Rom and that one is known as hdc
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:34 PM   #8
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sorry, I meant
cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info

(the sys part was missing)
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:36 PM   #9
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yah it shows both cd drives and it also says that it can write cds as well
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:46 PM   #10
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that's strange. cdrecord shouldn't complain in that case. Try this. The device name of your cd-writer, scd0 or sr0 or whatever it is (it shows up at the top of the output of cat /proc/etcetc) is actually a link. You can where it is linked by
ls -l /dev/scd0 (or whatever the right device name is)
the link target will be something like
scsi/host0/bus0/target3/lun0/cd

the numbers behind bus,target and lun give you the way to identify the device for cdrecord. In the above case, I would pass the argument dev=0,3,0 to cdrecord. Maybe this'll work?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:52 PM   #11
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Thanks That worked I got it to burn yay .....
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:54 PM   #12
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No prob. Glad it worked out
 
  


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