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Old 08-21-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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scsi emulated cd drive cuases system lockups :(

Hi, ive not been using linux for too long, but ive now sorted out every problem except 1.

i have 2 cd drives, the first (dvd/cd rom) is fine.

but the second, an 8 speed Cd-RW (samsung)

seems to couse the system to lock up.

What i can do with the disk drive......
1) use it to install new packages / linux
2) listen to audio cd's with grip
3) burn audio cd's

what causes my system to freeze completely
1)attempting to mount a cd in that drive
2) Burn data cd's

what i cant understand, is why an audio cd can be burned fine.
but a data cd' crashes the whole thing, i use the same program to burn audio and data (cdrecord)

the cd drive works fine under windows, so i have ruled out a hardware fault.

and i have tried different versions of cd-record, and other burning programs.

my drive is set up for ide-scsi emulation in the grub boot loader

what else could i try, i hear upgrading the kernel is complicated, i have arelativly new kernal 2.4.20-8. should i try upgrading it ?

what else could be the source of this error.

(as im new to linux. it is quite common that when getting my hands dirty and fiddling with it, i completely mess it up, and need to re-install, and wihout being able to burn data cd's i cannot back up the software ive downloaded.)

thanX for any surgestions.


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