[lug] cdr & block special question

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Dec 31 13:41:43 MST 1999

I thought newer versions of xcdroast (or something similar) were starting to
support the IDE CD-ROM's natively.  You may be going to a lot of trouble for
something that's changed to being easier.

I also thought with newer kernels you could get the generic SCSI support and 
still access the drives the "old" way through their original device names, but
I could be VERY wrong on that one.  Last time I played with it, I got xcdroast
up and running, burnt two CD-R's and then found myself using the burner in the
Windoze machine more becuase I can start a burn and totally ignore that machine
while I get some work done on the Linux boxen.  :)

On Thu, Dec 30, 1999 at 03:06:12PM -0700, Charles Morrison wrote:
> Greetings,
> I (very) recently set up an ATAPI CD writer and am pleased to report that I got
> the thing working using xcdroast. Of course, in the process I broke all sorts of
> CD related programs that rely on /dev/cdrom. 
> To do a quick summary, I used to have the CDRom drive on /dev/hdb. Now
> technically it's still there, but since it needs to use the ide-scsi module and
> scsi emulation, it is now accessed as /dev/sg0 and not available as /dev/hdb or
> /dev/cdrom any longer. 
> My solution to this problem is to change all references of /dev/hdb to
> /dev/sg0 (done that, works fine) and delete /dev/cdrom and replace it with a
> symlink to /dev/sg0. What is making me take a quick little pause, is that
> /dev/cdrom is a block device and not a symlink like I expected. 
> -- 
> Chuck Morrison
> Sr. Systems Engineer
> VA Linux Systems - Denver
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