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Old 03-31-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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Getting CDROM drives working


OK, so I have a DVD drive, and a CDRW drive, heres what I got working:

My DVD drive was automatically set up,but only as a CDROM drive, how do I get it to be recognized as a DVD drive.

Slack didnt set up my CDRW, so I went into fstab and copied my DVD drives entry and changed it to hdd (location of my CDRW). That let it mount and read CDs, but what "code" do I put in to get it to be able to burn.

I also know I have to add hdd=ide-scsi, but when I try to add that to LILO, it says cant find RAID on /md8. Whats that?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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Linux doesn't distinguish between CD and DVD.

Just because it's called cdrom or cdrom1 doesn't alter the fact that it's dvd capable. Just run xine and use it

As for burning, take yourself through the CDWriting HOWTO, it's through and it'll help you get burning working. I used it to first get my burner working back in the MDK 7.x days
 
Old 03-31-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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The CDwriting how to in Slackware?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Well, I was thinking of the one at tldp.org, but slackware probably has a package for all of the howtos (I've never seen a distro that doesn't).

In Debian it's doc-linux-howto-txt. I'm almost certain it's called something else in slack though.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:52 PM   #5
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I also know I have to add hdd=ide-scsi, but when I try to add that to LILO, it says cant find RAID on /md8. Whats that?
That sounds a bit odd mate, can you post
your /etc/lilo.conf and the output of lsmod?

Cheers,
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
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Same Prob ...

could you answer me this ... i have the same problem ... i installed slack 9 and it didnt install the cdrw ... (that i know of ) .. the cdrw opterwiter does show up when booting the machine, but i cant get it to mount ... i posted in another thrread a few minutes ago ... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=52631

my what i did basically was added a second fstab listing and mande it cdrw instead of cdrom ... with the sme attributes ... as posted ... ... any help would be appeciated ...
 
Old 03-31-2003, 07:51 PM   #7
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got it to work ... mostly had it ... i found this on google ...

http://www.saragossa.net/LinuxG3/ls-Cdr.shtml

pretty decent ... just make sure to append=hd(c)(d)="ide-scsi"
..save .. run /sbin/lilo ... reboot .. and all should be well ... .thanx ..


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Old 03-31-2003, 08:27 PM   #8
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output for my ls mod? Excuse my ignorance, but...huh?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:32 PM   #9
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Contrasutra, Tinkster was asking for your listing of currently loaded modules. The command for that is "lsmod".
 
  


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