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Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 J?rg Schilling
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
I think I might have to compile scsi generic support into my kernel
I am running Slackware 9.0 and i installed the bare kernel if this is the problem how do I do it.
Last edited by monkeymartin; 04-09-2003 at 01:09 AM.
The sg device support is part of the bare.i kernel. It does require a kernel module to be loaded though. (ide-scsi) If that module has loaded, use "lsmod" to determine if it is listed, then the problem is back to the lilo config. (append="hdc=ide-scsi") And the hdc device needs to be the proper device for the CDRW drive. After changing, run "lilo" and then reboot. Chekc for the module "ide-scsi" and if loaded then "cdrecord -scanbus" should report the scsi bus and the drive, probably on device 0,0,0.
The ide-scsi module should be configured to load from boot in the rc.modules.
Just a quick note.
Slack always comes (as any respected linux distribution) with a set of recent HOWTO documentation files (that I belive you have installed). Check out /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/CD-Writing-HOWTO. It contains pretty extencive information on how to create iso images, burn CD's and what modules are required to do that.
If you are still able to mount a CD using /dev/hdc as the device drive then the append statement is not correct. Check it, change as required and run lilo again. Then reboot. The /dev/hdc should no longer work. The drive would /dev/scd0 after the module ide-scsi is loaded to support the drive. As long as the native IDE driver support is controlling the drive it prevents the ide-scsi module from functioning. Also, make sure your CDR drive is actually hdc. Use the value that is correct for your drive.
hdc is definetly the correct drive as it was listed in dmesg before any alterations (plus it is master on second ide), so I believe that the append statement is OK. I am using the bare.i kernal, and believe that kmod is running most things at boot.
Is it better to turn of hotplugging and just uncomment things in rc.modules? Woruld this be grabbing the cdrw before ide-scsi can get it?