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Old 05-15-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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problems with cdrecord

I'm running suse 9.1. i would like to run my pioneer dvd-rw dvr-k12d to burn cds.
typing 'cdrecord -scanbus' returns

Cdrecord-Clone-dvd 2.01a27 (i686-suse-linux) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 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'.

i tried scan_scsi.linux that didn't produce anyoutput at all.

a check via yast told me, the bus is ide.
Also i cannot read audi-cd's from the dvd-drive, other cd's are ok, like
linux live-eval.
Where do I have to change any settings?

Sorry, absolute newbie, thanks a lot for any hint
Old 05-15-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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You should have an option passed to your kernel "hdX=ide-scsi". Replace hdX with the right name your drive has in Linux (probably hdc). That parameter should be passed to kernel in your LILO/GRUB configuration file (LILO: you should have
in /etc/lilo.conf).
Old 05-18-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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it didn't work for me...

i'm getting the same error!

Old 05-18-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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Please check if you have 'ide-scsi' module loaded. If not, load it.
Old 06-11-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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if you're still having trouble with this, it's because you're using cdrecord clone...

I had to uninstall that and get the actual cdrecord, and then the error (exact same as yours) was gone.

I read about that on some german site...
Old 06-14-2004, 01:55 AM   #6
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The line:
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
is the tip that applies here.

Reverse any changes you've made to Grub or LILO trying to get this working. The cdrecord clone that comes with Suse should work ok without any special instructions to use the ide-scsi module.

As root, run
cdrecord dev=ATA -scanbus

Then run K3b if you want the graphical front end; it should pick up the burner automatically after you run the above command.

Read the part about "transports" in the cdrecord man page if you want to know what the dev=ATA is aall about, and run the command
cdrecord dev=help


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