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Getting my CD-RW to function

Occasional Advisor

Getting my CD-RW to function

I finally got back the boot manager, but I still cannot get my CDRW to work properly. I have heard something about SCSI Emulation and I have no clue how to do that kind of stuff.

I am about to give up on getting my CDRW to work properly.


Vincenzo Restuccia
Honored Contributor
Occasional Advisor

Re: Getting my CD-RW to function

I should assume nothing, I was reffering to getting it to work properly in Linux. Like I said before, is there something about Scsi emulation that I should do. If so, how.

Bernd Reize
Trusted Contributor

Re: Getting my CD-RW to function

Hi Alex,
if your CDRW is IDE, you will need SCSI emulation to get it work:
The kernel contains a module called ide-scsi, first check if it is already built or if you have to compile it first.
Also you need a kernel append parameter at boot time: "hdX=ide-scsi"

When your now insert this module in a running kernel with "modprobe ide-scsi", you are able to communicate with your CDRW via SCSI. You can verify the loading of the module by looking into /proc/scsi/scsi - this file should contain a line with your CDRW.
Via SCSI, cdrdao / cdrecord should not make any problems.