[LUNI] Update: IDE CD burner frustrations -- Black Screen of Death
scott at thomasons.org
Tue Nov 19 09:36:07 CST 2002
On Monday 18 November 2002 05:04 pm, Jirsa, Jeff wrote:
> When cdrecord has problems with ATAPI drives on Linux this usually
> is a Linux
> kernel problem. The Linux kernel maintainers unfortunately refuse
> to correct their current IDE driver system setup which does not
> support ATAPI by default.
> ATAPI _is_ SCSI over IDE transport. It is hard to understand why
> Linux still uses a standard driver setup that is designed for IDE
> CD-ROM drives made before 1994 (using a IDE compat mode that only
> allows to use the drive read-only) and does not handle to send SCSI
> commands to ATAPI drives by default. This makes it hard for people
> who just started with Linux to do CD-writing on Linux if they own
> an ATAPI drive.
Believe it or not, there is some discussion on doing away with this
madness in 2.5. But it may not make the cut.
> By a show of hands/e-mails, if you use an IDE burner, 1) what Linux
> distro do you use; 2) is it stock or did you compile the kernel 3)
> and/or cdrecord?
I've had good luck with RH80 and my new ATAPI Plexwriter using
Redhat's standard kernel. When I replaced that kernel with
2.4.19+preempt, I found I could no longer burn at 48x (the max
capacity of the drive); I had to back down to 24x. I assume one of
those 200 patches Redhat applies deals with this...
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