[LUNI] IDE CD burner frustrations
Jeff.Jirsa at tfn.com
Fri Nov 15 14:11:46 CST 2002
When I do an lsmod, I see all of the neccesary modules for SCSI
emulation... The Mandrake installer even added scd0 to the fstab file.
I am assuming is it somehow related to the data transfer speed and
how much data the device/IDE driver can handle. No?
From: Steve Johnson [mailto:steve at webninja.com]
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 9:15 AM
To: luni at luni.org
Subject: Re: [LUNI] IDE CD burner frustrations
I burn at least a few cd's weekly, i've been using my sony vaio, with a
12x burner for 2 1/2 years with no problems. First off use a good tool,
I recommend eroaster, I've used cdrecord directly, but eroaster makes it
easier. Also, build your own kernel, if you're using an 'out of the box
kernel', you probably don't know what's in it. Make sure you put in
scsi generic, scsi cdrom, and loopback device support. Your burners
devices should already be create on scd0,scd1,... Then make sure you
install eroasted setuid root. This way you can gain access to the
device as a regular user. There's not much more to it then that. I've
burned a few coasters here and there, but it's never crashed on me while
burning! You may want to try burning from that other os, to make sure
your burner drive didn't take a dump on you.
On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 15:41, Jirsa, Jeff wrote:
> #@$@#$!!! 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
> yourself in.
> 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
> find out
> 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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