RE: Help needed setting up CDRW
Bob et al,
OK I upgraded the kernel to 2.4.18-686 which went smoothly except that this
kernel uses something called initrd, which I opted out of the first go round
for some reason I can't remember. Needed to add a line to /etc/lilo.conf
and one to /etc/kernel-img.conf which does not exist (didn't cause a
problem, but I apparently will get some kind of warning message about using
initrd every time I upgrade the kernel)
I then used xcdroast to select a directory and copy it to a cd which is what
I wanted the cd for in the first place (backup, and hopefully restore). This
also seemed to go smoothly.
However to read the CDROM I needed to make a change to /dev/cdrom:
cd /dev && rm cdrom && ln -s scd0 cdrom
which changed it to a link to the scsi device.
I deleted the line for /dev/scd0 etc in fstab without any apparent problems;
I left the line in /etc/lilo.conf append="scd=scsi-ide"; I deleted the CDRW
directory under / that I had created as an experiment; all the required mods
now appear to be present and accounted for
cdrecord -scanbus now gives me:
0,0,0, 0)SONY 'CDRW CRX185e1' 'XYS2' Removable CD-Rom
which is what I think it is supposed to show.
The only problem that remains is that trying to make a CD with kreatecd it
just sits there, but if this does not look like some kind of hidden problem,
I think I will just remove this program and use xcdroast.
Mike Olds www.buddhadust.org