On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 08:14:54PM -0600, Troy Telford wrote: > I have an ATAPI CD-RW installed as the second slave (/dev/hdd). > > According to the documentation I've read, to use the CD-RW in Linux, I > have to use IDE-SCSI (kernel) and have 'hdd=scsi' in the boot parameters. > > I've done this, and I have no problems using the drive, but I have > discovered somthing... odd. > > I have an ATAPI ZIP-100 on /dev/hdb (first slave). I am not telling the > kernel to use IDE-SCSI for it (boot parameters), yet IDE-SCSI takes > control of the ZIP-100. > > And, the ZIP-100 works great under the IDE-SCSI driver. (Since I run > DevFS, it's interesting to note that this gets rid of any problems I've > had and read about when using the ZIP-100 and DevFs). > > My only beef is that I don't believe I configured Linux to do this > (although it was a pleasent surprise), and am wondering if this is a bug > of some kind to be reported. (Or, if this is a little unknown > workaround for ZIP drives & DevFS). I have this exact same 'issue' with almost the same hardware. As far as I can tell, when the ide-scsi module is loaded, it takes control of all non-harddisk IDE devices on the system. I think there's a work around, but I can't for the life of me remember it. If it doesn't bother you, I'd just leave it. Oh yeah, there were a couple of other things, (all good:): * You can use tools like jazip (for your zip drive) that only understand SCSI. * Apparently some cd-rom drives can perform DAE (digital audio extraction, ie rip) cds quicker with ide-scsi enabled! -rob -- I did not vote for the Australian government.
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