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Old 05-24-2003, 12:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy Verbatim 52x24x52x CD Burner not working.

I am using REDHAT 9

I've recently installed a Verbatin 52x24x52x IDE cdrw drive in my system. I now have 2 cd drives. One is the Verbatim, the other an old Toshiba cd-rom. I have Verbatim set as master and old Toshiba set as slave, both on same cable which is independent of Hard Drive cable.

I can throw a music cd in either drive and listen to tracks no worries.

But when I try to use the program labeled "CD Writer" from the system tools menu which looks like the actual program name is GnomeToaster 1.0Beta6

Anyway, when I go to preferences and then go to cd writer setup, it cannot find the device unless I add it manually, and it still doesn't work.

So, I decided to go ahead and run the command: cdrecord -scanbus from a terminal window.

Well, it can't find anything, here is the error message I get when I issue the command:

[root@localhost root]# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jrg 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'.
[root@localhost root]#

Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong? I've read all kinds of noise about modifying various config files in GRUB, but what do I need to do here?

Thanks in advance.

Old 05-24-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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you haven't enable SCSI emulation on the drive correctly, what steps have you actually taken? you say you've read a lot, but you've not told us what you've done.

have you modified your bootloader config (lilo or grub) ?
Old 05-24-2003, 01:24 PM   #3
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Allright, linux is allright.

It needs some work though.

I mean seriously, what kind of Company, I.E. RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake actually ships a product in 2003 without CD/RW auto recognition and configuration.

I mean come on! Do they seriously want everyone to start re-installing Windows 98? That's right I said WINDOWS 98. It was recognizing and installing CDRWs back in 1998, let's see that was..... 5 count em, 5 years ago.

Anyways, for my own situation... well, I had already modified my grub.conf file which by the way is a "hidden" file so unless you're a pro like myself you'd have no idea how to even find the stupid file.

Needless to say, I had modified it for the NON-SMP version of the Kernel, which I never, ever run since I have 2 P2 266 on a Tyan Tiger 2 S1692DL with 512MB RAM, a 21" Dell Monitor and Cmedia Audio. Let's not even start talking about my Lexmark Z11.

It will actually print under Mandrake 9, but not anything graphical, and with text it's slower than my old Apple IIe printer.

Under RedHat 9..... Ha ha ha ha ha! Printing? What's that? How does that work? It won't print under RedHat 9. The only thing I can up with at this point is the fact that maybe I'm not using a good enough cable... maybe that explains the reason for the graphics problems in Mandrake. Better yet, maybe the Free Lexmark Z11 driver just blows overall.

Either way, if Lexmark wants to ever get my business again, they better anty up and start providing Linux drivers ASAP, otherwise HELLO HP, or Epson, since it's like the Linux Junkie's Printing Choice.

Anyways, back to the bootloader, GRUB.... I modified the right version of the kernel this time the SMP version and sure enough, full recognition in the CD Writer.

Problem is I still have to figure out how to actually make the software understand an ISO image since it doesn't prompt me for jack.

I mean give me a break. You can't prompt me when you see an .iso file selected? What is this, the movie "Caveman?"

All in all, Linux is fun right now... Lots of buzz....

I like that.

I don't like the fact that there's quite a bit of work to do just to get the base OS up to Windows Competition Standards.

Any thoughts on my Lexmark Z11 please let me know. By the way, I've played with all of the setting in the printer manager in RedHat 9.

Thanks for the quick responses, but you're going to need to be a little more detailed in the future.

Old 08-21-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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I have had the exact same problem and was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to enable SCSI emulation for my IDE CD Writer. I promise I won't go on some kind of holier than thou trash the Linux community rant showing only my ignorance, arrogance and utter lack of ability to master Linux as the previous poster has. I'm digging Linux in a HUGE way. Newlinuxjunkie needs to reinstall WIN98 so he can catch a little NetVD and he'll be back. But seriously, any help would be appreciated.


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