[LUNI] IDE CD burner frustrations
Jeff.Jirsa at tfn.com
Thu Nov 14 15:50:13 CST 2002
#@$@#$!!! Every time I try to burn a CD my system locks up! I can't do
anything to warm boot it and the Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock
lights are blinking when it locks.
Boy, if I was a newbie, this would/could cause me to drop Linux in a
heartbeat. I never had this problem burning CDs with Windoze. From my
limited experience with the burner GUIs and cdrecord, I have to conclude
burning CDs with Linux is like a loaded Uzi; one wrong move and you can do
FYI, my box is a Dell GX1 PIII 450. A CD-ROM is the master drive and a
Lite On 16x burner is the slave drive on the second IDE channel.
Is there anyway to idiot proof (yes, you can count me in here) reading and
writing to a burner? Some kind of throttle for the device? Or, how can I
the max speed to burn with without locking up the box?
Is this only an IDE burner problem? Has anyone had any lock ups with SCSI
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