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Old 10-06-2003, 03:40 PM   #1
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cd writer on a boot disk red hat 9 system

I am trying to get my IDE CD Burner to burn CDs. I boot using boot disks without LILO. I need to know how to add the append line that should be in the lilo.conf file to the boot disk. I found an entry in the syslinux.cfg file on the floppy, but it already has an append line in it. Can I have two append statements? And secondly, where can I put the entry to add the ide-scsi module for the kernel? I don't want to have to run it manually every time.

Thanks in advance from a windoze convert.

Old 10-06-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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As an afterthought, I was considering adding the line

alias scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi

to my /etc/modules.conf file and adding


to the syslinux.cfg file on my boot disk

and then loading the module with

modprobe ide-scsi

in my /etc/rc.d/rc.local file

Any thoughts??
Old 10-06-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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All you should need is the append line with "hdc=ide-scsi". This should cause the ide-scsi module to be loaded. The changes you suggested for modules.conf and rc.lcoal are not necessary. Also, when using lilo, you must run lilo after making any config changes. Have you done this telling lilo to install to your boot disk? I don't know how to do this, as I haven't used lilo for a couple of years. BTW, why are you using lilo rather than grub?
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I don't use LILO. I am booting from bootdisks and have a file called syslinux.cfg on them. There is a reference in the syslinux.cfg file to append. I was wondering if I could use a second append statement in the syslinux.cfg file. I have to boot from bootdisks to avoid dual booting on my system.


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