Re: more on cd writing
Thanks for the advice! That seems to do it, so I can
switch back and forth between cdrom and cr writing.
I used your first option, but with the same symbolic
links to the devices.
Something I still don't understand, however, which is
a more general question. What is the practical
difference between having something such as this built
into the kernel (option 2) or having it as a module
that is loaded at boot in /etc/modules (option 1)?
--- Ionel Mugurel Ciobica <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 1. After booting up I can use xcdroast after I
> > load the module ide-scsi with modprobe.
> > else needed gets loaded automatically. Then, if
> > I want to mount and read a cdrom I can do it, but
> > only aftet unloading ide-scsi.
> When you load the ide-scsi module, the cdrom is not
> any longer reached
> as /dev/hdx but as /dev/scdx. If you have a symbolic
> link /dev/cdrom
> pointing to /dev/hdx it will not work while you have
> the ide-scsi
> > 2. The other way around, if I mount a cdrom before
> > using xcdroast, then I can not use xcdroast, even
> > after
> > unloading modules associated with cdrom such as
> > ide-cd.
> Now, you use the cdrom as ide so you can't load the
> ide-scsi module.
> > What is the best way to be able to use both cdrom
> > to read a cd and xcdroast for cd writing?
> There are 2 ways (or more):
> 1. You load the ide-scsi module automatelly (add it
> in /etc/modules)
> 2. You (re)compile the kernel with the ide-scsi
> option on (not as a
> In both cases you remake the /dev/crdom and/or
> /dev/cdwriter to point to
> the scsi drivers.
> I use the second option, so I have:
> /dev/cdrom: symbolic link to scd0
> /dev/cdwriter: symbolic link to scd1
> were in fact (without the ide-scsi) I would have
> /dev/cdrom: symbolic link to hdb
> /dev/cdwriter: symbolic link to hdd
> I hope this helps.
> P.S. Have you looked at CD-writer HOWTO?
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