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Old 03-13-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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scsi emulation to burn cds

I have suse 8.2 and use grub. I have dvd drive and cdrw. When I try to use K3B, I get an eror message syaing I need to make my drive use scsi emulation. Inside K3B it only recognizes my cdrw drive. I am able to burn files to it with no problem. Of course I can't burn a cd because it does not recognize my dvd drive. My dvd drive is recognize by kde and I can play dvds with no problems. I have been looking at past messages and I think I need to add to my menu.1st file in /boot/grub/. Here is what there is from it.
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 1
gfxmenu (hd1,1)/boot/message
timeout 8

title linux
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb2 vga=0x317 hdd=ide-scsi hddlun=0 splash=silent showopts
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

title failsafe
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hdb2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd.shipped

Any help would be great,

Old 03-13-2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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Edit your lilo.conf with should be /etc/lilo.conf (assuming your using lilo as your bootloader) and add an append line.

(note: replace hdc with with your burning or reding device)

If you need to do mulitple drivers, then;

append="hdc=ide-scsi hdb=ide-scsi"
(This is taken from my lilo.conf)

Once that is done, reboot and run k3b again. It shouldn't complain about any errors.

Once in k3b, goto 'Settings > Configure k3b...' Then select 'Devices' down the left hand side. Take note that your device's have now changed from /dev/hdb or /dev/hdc to /dev/sr0 or sr1 etc...

If you use the /dev/cdrom symlink, this will need to be changed. As root, cd to your /dev and do a 'ls -l cdrom'

You should see something along the lines of;

root@localhost:/dev# ls -l cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 16 00:00 cdrom -> /dev/hdb

Now all you have to do is;
rm cdrom
ln -s /dev/sr0 cdrom
(note: Change sr0 to you cdrom)

Good Luck

Last edited by Kristijan; 03-13-2004 at 10:25 PM.
Old 03-14-2004, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. I am using grub but it is almost the samething as lilo. I put hdc=ide-scsi in my /boot/grub/menu.1st file right before the hdd=ide-scsi and it worked! Just one line of code! When I tried to run K3B I did get some errors about no cdrdao driver but I was able to figure it out. It turn out to be very simple.




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