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Old 10-15-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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where to find and install scsi emulator


I am trying to get the cd burner that came with the Fedora Red Hat Linux ver. 9.0 distribution to work. It needs the scsi emulator, if that is the proper term, to get the burner to work. How does one obtain and install this software? I am using the standard software that came with the distribution.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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scsi emulation is a stock kernel module so you have it alraedy
this
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork.../l-cdburn.html
has a fairly good explanation of how to get the disk drive into ide-scsi mode on boot
all i do is put
hdc=ide-scsi
in my grub menu.list at the end of the kernel line and wherever you automatically load kernel modules

modprobe ide-scsi
modprobe scsi_mod

or just do it by hand to test

red hat used to have a file /ec/modules
you could just put in there
ide-scsi
scsi_mod
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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I have read the link, but I am really in the newbie catagory and am still learning about the working of Linux. Can you explain the grub menu.list and where it is found? Can I use the same entry as in your example: hdc=ide-scsi? And what is meant by
modprobe ide-scsi
modprobe scsi_mod ?
My system has on the first ide cable the hard disk and cd burner and on the second ide cable the cd-rom and 100meg zip disk.

Sorry about the Linux 101 questions. I am trying to migrate from the windows mindset.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 11:19 PM   #4
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Type the command:kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst and look for the section which looks like the example below. If the hdc=ide-scsi isn't there, put it in and save the file. You will need to reboot for changes to the boot loader to take effect.

Code:
title Fedora Core
	root (hd0,1)
	kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
	initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.img
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:25 PM   #5
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The first time I ran kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst alot ot text scrolled up and it looked like the menu.lst file was being made. The second time I ran kwrite, it did not do it and went to a text window similar to what you posted except the line said 'hdb=ide-scsi rhgb'. The gnome toaster sees my cd writer, but not the cd-rom. In the preferences for writer and cd rom I see: 481648ax cdndyne_ /dev/scd0 0,0,0 egexp. I am not sure what values to use if I was to manually add the cd-rom. A bus scan will not locate it, however, the cd player will start and play cd audio just fine if a cd is placed in the cd-rom. It is a delta cd-rom.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:25 PM   #6
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The gnome toaster sees my cd writer, but not the cd-rom.
So you have one cd writer which is correctly listed in the grub.conf ( aka menu.lst ) as
hdb=ide-scsi rhgb . Your cd program sees it also.... "The gnome toaster sees my cd writer"

Now, the scsi stuff does not apply to ordinary cdrom devices which are not used to write cdroms. So you shouldn't need to do anything more to the grub.conf .

If you run the command: cdrecord --scanbus you should see the cd writer listed. If so, you are good to go with the cd writing part of things.

Are you wanting to record directly from one cd to another? If so, the program called K3b is very user friendly and a lot of people like it.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 09:19 AM   #7
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I was not aware of how the scsi bus sees a cd writer vs. a plain old cd-rom. I will try the program you recommended and post any issues that may occur. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 10:43 AM   #8
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After my first cd burn, got error and now knome toaster locks up when opened. I was trying to make an audio cd. Is there a way to repair it?
 
  


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