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Old 03-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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switch dvd to ide-scsi?

ok, so i just bought two new cd drives: a liteon 48x dvd combo drive and a liteon 52x burner.

the combo drive comes up as an scsi device in cdrecord --scanbus, which k3b likes, but the actual 52x burner that i'd prefer to burn with doesn't come up as an scsi device. how do i change it?

thanks in advance
Old 03-16-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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if you're using grub, go to your linux entry to the line starting with kernel and add ide_channel=ide-scsi to the end of it (look below at the code in bold for examples of this).


title Red Hat Linux (2.4.X)
root (hd0,10)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.X ro root=/dev/hda11 hdb=ide-scsi hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.X.img
if you're using lilo, i have no idea and the only suggestion i can think of would be to google something like "lilo emulate scsi" or something similar.

you'll probably need a reboot after this. plus you'll most likely need to re-link your /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom1 link, which ever one would be used for the combo burner.

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Old 03-16-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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this is mine under Debian, this is for lilo

image=/boot/bzImage-A #current running kernel
append="sr0=ide-scsi" read-only

after compiling the kernel to support scsi simulation and such, the ide (cdrw) device hdb changes to sr0 , yours might not ---
Old 03-16-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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thanks megaspaz, worked like a charm
Old 04-23-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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how about yaboot?

anyone know how to do this in yaboot?


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