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Old 12-29-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
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add cd writer to slackware 9.1


I am really new to slackware, came from Fedora and found out that I really dont know nearly as much about linux as I thought I did. So please dont hate me b/c I am new

I know this has been asked somewhat but I wanted to ask a quick question

I want to add my cdwriter so that I can use gnome-toaster to burn up some cd's. Here is what I have now when I do cdrecord -scanbus

root@Ryan:/etc/rc.d# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.00.3 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 J?rg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
scsibus1:
1,0,0 100) 'Generic ' 'USB Flash Disk ' '2.02' Removable Disk
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *

This obviously doesn't show my cdwriter in the output. What would I need to do to make the cdwriter work? Do I need to do the append='ide-scsi' to the end of lilo.conf file or are there more steps? Any help I could get would be awesome Thanks in advance!!
 
Old 12-29-2003, 04:45 PM   #2
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yes, you need the following in lilo.conf file.

append="hdc=ide-scsi"

where hdc is your cdrw.

For more info visit

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...s+in+slackware

If you are going to copy CDs you may need include both cdroms in the append line, at least I did.

Netizen

Last edited by Netizen; 12-29-2003 at 04:47 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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I only have one cdrom drive on my machine. It reads just fine but I didnt think that the write part of it would work without scsi emulation. I have seen posts that show where you can use dev=ATAPI in the scanbus arguement. Will programs like gnome toaster or any other GUI cd interface work without having scsi emulation and just ATAPI? Also would I need to add anything to my /etc/fstab entry to get it to work? Here is the line for my cdrom in fstab:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0

Thanks again for the help
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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I think to burn you are going to need to use scsi emulation.

After I set the scsi emulation, I changed the cdrom line in the fstab to use device /dev/sr0, in your case it will prolly be sr1 since the compact flash is at sr0.

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Old 12-29-2003, 05:24 PM   #5
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I dont know if Gnome Toaster works with Atapi driver. XcdRoast does.
You're only noticed read/write operations will be a bit longer.
I'm a little confused, as usually /dev/cdrom is a symlink to a CDRom reader not a writer, unless you have a combo drive.
I also suggest you change
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0 to
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user(s),ro 0 0
in order you can mount/unmount it as necessary
 
Old 12-29-2003, 11:42 PM   #6
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so I have the cdwriter up and running but I still have a problem......when I try to write a cd with gnome-toaster I get this error message
"cdrecord: Permission denied. Cannot open '/dev/sg0'. Cannot open SCSI driver"

Does anyone know how I can do this not as root? here is my fstab entry

/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

Any help would be much appreciated
 
  


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