[lug] cdrecord: Cannot open '/dev/pg*'

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Fri Apr 16 15:06:32 MDT 2004

Gary Hodges wrote:

> Fresh install of Sarge.  Have tried two different DVD/CD writers (Sony 
> and Lite-on).
> Trying to get cdrecord going but I get the following error when I run 
> "cdrecord -scanbus"
> cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot 
> open SCSI driver.

Sometimes it takes resorting to posting to find the answers...

>From <http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-cdburn.html>

In /etc/modules add "ignore=hdc" to the ide-cd line, e.g.
ide-cd ignore=hdc

In /boot/grub/menu.lst at the end of the kernel line add

It all worked fine after doing this.


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