[WBEL-users] CD Record / DVD Record
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 16:30:22 -0700
I usually use webCDWriter (I think it's called) over k3b, primarily
because it allows me to share my CDRW with the other guys on my net. It
likes Mozilla and Java WebStart, and it works over vast distances,
providing a monkey is present to drop a CD in the now-open tray.
The only problem I noticed during my years of using it is that,
occasionally, the CD Tray opening suddenly would startle me.
I have and use a RH9 package; there should be a RHEL package out there,
or there's a - fascist but usable - download that will reroll a package
for you under the host OS.
If there's enough demand, I may rejigger the RH9 to like RHEL/WBEL, or
at least test it, so mail me if this is interesting at all.
Amit Joshi wrote:
> I spent quite some time last night getting the my DV/CD writer to work. I
> hope this note will help others.
> Machine: AMD64 machine with an ATA (Pioneer) DVD+/-RW, CDRW etc., ATA hard
> disk and SATA drives.
> OS: Whitebox Linux with all the updates applied.
> I compiled k3b and tried to burn an ISO image. It fails in the cdrecord
> program with some sense errors. I tried various versions of the cdrecord
> program and they all failed similarly. Finally I discovered that the key is
> that though the cdrecord program seems to see the ATA drive and even erases
> an R/W CD successfully, it does not write successfully unless the drive
> appears on the SCSI layer. The process to do that I used with sucess was is
> documented at:
> The key was to fix the modules.conf file to load the ide-scsi and other
> modules on boot (the instructions are in the document), though you need to
> find the drive (the page assumes at /dev/hdb - mine was at /dev/hdc) and
> adjust the entries (the line that says "options ide-cd ignore=hdb" needed to
> read as "options ide-cd ignore=hdc" for me).
> If (like me) you have probed the CDROM to try and write, the changes work
> ONLY after a reboot.
> Hope this helps someone.
> Amit Joshi
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