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Old 07-19-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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Why does IDE DVD writer show up as SCSI?


On my second IDE channel, I have two devices plugged in. Master is an NEC DVD +/- RW (dual layer) drive. Slave is a Mad Dog DVD-ROM. The slave drive correctly shows as an IDE drive. But for some reason, it seems the NEC drive shows up as a SCSI drive. Any idea what's going on there?

I haven't tried to burn CDs or DVDs through Mandrake, but it seems to read CDs just fine.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 08:44 AM   #2
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2.4.x kernel will use scsi emulation to write CD, your lilo.conf probably has a line:

append "hdc=ide-scsi"

If you are using kernel 2.6.x you can change it to:

append "hdc=ide-cd"

Then it won't use scsi emulation.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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I use grub, but I think I remember a line like that in my config file. Thanks!
 
  


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