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Old 08-07-2003, 05:45 PM   #1
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Angry Laptop CD-RW/DVD problem

I've been trying for the last 2days to get my Saony Viao (PCG-FX310) CD-RW to work. I know that this thing works as I use it in Windows XP (I have to dual boot the system because of work) I try scanbus, but this is what I get

root@Werewolf_Central:~# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.0 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg 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'.

as you can see. I am running this as root. AN ideas on what's going on? I also have to use the KDiskFree program to mount and unmount the CD-RW/DVD drive to use it. I will be VERY appericative of anyone that helps.

This is really stumping me
Old 08-07-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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Post your multi-boot (lilo? grub? you didn't give much info in your post, such as your distribution and release version) configuration file and your /etc/fstab file. /dev/cdrom a symbolic link, so what device does that point to?

# What is the distribution?
cat /etc/.product
cat /etc/.issue
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/

# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-07-2003 at 07:39 PM.
Old 08-07-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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Sorry, it's Slackware 9.0 running KDE 3.0
and through KdiskFree, the cdrom drive is seen as /dev/hdc/
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That probably means that you don't
have the line
in the 'general' section of /etc/lilo.conf



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