[lug] CD writing

Ferdinand Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Mon Sep 24 15:09:24 MDT 2001

CD writing is something I have mostly done under SuSE.  I did do it once under 
RH 7.0 but didn't write many CDs with that system.  Under SuSE 7.1 and 7.2 
things always worked out of the box.  No need to recompile the kernel, ide-scsi 
loaded as modules, and no time outs or problems that I could report.

Could there possibly be a kernel problem with your (and Chip's) systems?  I have 
done this CD writer setup now on 3 different systems (running SuSE 7.2) and 
never ran into problems.  This brings back to mind the different kernel patching 
activities that the commercial Linux vendors are doing.

FYI - most of the (IDE) CD writers I set up were Mitsumi devices.


Jeff Howell wrote:

> I have an IDE writer, lg8120. I go get a lot of scsi timeouts and such
> under 2.4.x. I also seem to have a problem where when specifying
> hdc=scsi in my lilo.conf append line, the scsi emulator also decides to
> include hdd (my dvd-rom) as a scsi device too. If I enable DMA on the
> dvd under this condition I get looping IDE bus resets. Bad mojo. Haven't
> found a viable work around for this problem yet. But outside of the DMA
> issue, it works great.
> On pitfall to be aware of. You must compile the scsi emulation into the
> kernel, can't do it as a module or it doesn't work at all.
> On Mon, 2001-09-24 at 14:00, Arlan Ramsay wrote:
>>I have used the scsi version with no real problems.  I am
>>thinking of getting an IDE CD writer.  Does someone have
>>advice for or against doing that?
>>Arlan Ramsay
>>Department of Mathematics
>>395 UCB
>>University of Colorado, Boulder
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>>ramsay at euclid.colorado.edu
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Ferdinand Schmid
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