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Old 04-26-2002, 03:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy External cd rw is compatible with linux or Dirvers

Hey all i have just spent the entire day searching the entire day searching the web for an external cd write compatable with linux ( connecting thwought a usb port) .....

i have a "lomega CD RW" and was wondering if they are any driver available for it in linux. there is a Kernel patch for it in Slackware but i have RH 7.2 so :-( its going back to the shop

If any body has any sujestions can they please notify me

THANKS in advance
Old 04-26-2002, 03:45 PM   #2
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I don't know but is it that you can't write cd`s or can't you even use it read your cd`s? If you can read but can't write then I think you nead to find a way to emulate scsi over usb so that u can use CDrecord (cdrecord nead`s the scsi commando`s to write)

hope this helps


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