Re: Samsung SH-S183A SATA on VIA VT6420 controller
> installed on the same machine. I used Windows 2000 (forgive me) [...]
> I haven't tested every detail yet, but so far, the drive works just
> fine, it created a bootable Knoppix DVD without a hitch.
That's quite a defeat for your Linux installation.
It seems as if it blocks or alters the preparation
> Any suggestions on where to go from here?
Not easy to say. Maybe you install the very newest
kernel and try again.
You tried this all as superuser, too ?
(Sorry if i forgot such info from previous posts)
Next would be possibly a request for advise at
or even a short appearance on the LKML mailing list.
(The latter is rough territory.)
Facts appear to be:
- SCSI command MODE SELECT fails to transmit write parameters
page 05h to DVD-R
5 26 00 = INVALID FIELD IN PARAMETER LIST
- SCSI command FORMAT UNIT fails to start formatting a not
yet thoroughly formatted DVD+RW
5 24 00 = INVALID FIELD IN CDB
Both gestures are indispensible for the affected media
and they do work on the vast majority of Linux systems.
Well, good luck. Keep us informed. Ask us for help if
SCSI (MMC) issues are involved.
Have a nice day :)