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Old 12-22-2003, 03:37 PM   #1
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CD-RW drive stopped functioning when upgrading from Mandrake 8.1 to 9.0

I have a Compaq Presario computer with an LG CED-8083B CD-RW drive. It worked perfectly in Mandrake 8.1, but stopped functioning after upgrading to 9.0. I am a newbie, and have no idea how to address this issue. When I try to burn a CD, it says device does not exist.
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:26 AM   #3
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You need to look at a file called /etc/lilo.conf
It should have a line like -
append="quiet noapic devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi"
The important part is hdc=ide-scsi. You need a similar phrase in your file. You also need to know how your CD-RW is connected. If it is primary slave, type in hdb=ide-scsi, secondary master would be hdc=i..... , and secondary slave hdd=....
OK, once you've done that, as root, save the file and open a terminal, again as root. Type in the command lilo and hit return. That will activate the changes. You than have to reboot. After that, open a terminal as root and type in cdrecord -scanbus You should get a listing containing your CD-RW and all your cd-writing apps should be able to see the drive.
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Thanks. I'll give that a try. Wish me luck!
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Nope, that isn't it. Lilo appears to be ok. Anybody have any new ideas?


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