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Re: IDE SCSI Emulation and USB problem

Aryan Ameri writes:
>So where is the conflict from?

	I am not sure.  I thought I had the same problem you
reported when I was (still am) trying to install a USB-based
external drive on my system.  It turned out that my practice of
building test kernels on floppy disk and running them by booting
from the floppy caused a different lilo.conf to be used that
didn't have the append directive in it to map the IDE CDROM drive
to the SCSI emulation.

	As I understand it, all the SCSI CDROM drives should show
up in your list of SCSI devices with names that are like /dev/sr0
or /dev/srx depending upon how many drives you have.  It doesn't
matter if they are true hardware-based SCSI devices or the SCSI
emulation is grabbing them.  CDROM's and hard disks each have
their own nomenclature and they should co exist peacefully.:-)

	If I am wrong, somebody please tell me so for I hate to
lead others astray.

	One way you might get this problem is if your CDROM is
somehow being mistaken by the system as a writable hard disk.  I
did see a warning on a Linux installation program that indicated
this could happen on some systems and that might be why they are
showing up wrong although one would think that you would just see
more hard disks than you should have and less or no CDROM's.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
OSU Center for Computing and Information Services Network Operations Group

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