Re: Re. CD writer
--- Paul E Condon <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 03:27:32PM -0700, Sidney
> Brooks wrote:
> > --- Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 01:48:01PM -0700, Sidney
> > > Brooks wrote:
> > Without going through the whole thread, my problem
> > seems to be that I have created a new kernel that
> > let me use CD writing, but I have not been able to
> > my computer to use this new kernel. The kernel is
> > the form ... .deb.
> > >
> Yes, I think I recall that you did have a bootable
> kernel that did not
> make cdrecord work. Now you have also a kernel that
> you hope has
> features that make cdrecord work, but you don't know
> for sure because
> you can't boot it and check.
> You have a .config of your new kernel. If you can
> get the .config that
> was used to produce your bootable kernel, you can
> diff compare the two
> .config files. Look for differences that are NOT
> things that you know
> you put there for cdrecord. These are things that
> are needed for your
> computer, but are not part of the default .config .
> Add these to the
> .config that already has your special stuff for
> HTH, or maybe you've already done that.
> Are you switching kernel versions in the process of
> debugging cdrecord
> functionality? Try, instead, simply switching kernel
> versions without
> mucking about with cdrecord. For this first switch,
> you should use a
> debian pre-packaged kernel. If you can't get your
> hardware working at
> the desired kernel version level with a prepackaged
> kernel, come back
> to the list with a new problem about pre-packaged
> When you do get desired kernel version working in
> prepackage, try
> rebuilding that level using the config file that
> comes with it. Use
> make-kpkg for this. If you succeed, you know that
> you can build
> kernels the debian way, and that kernels that you
> build actually
> work. -Then-, edit the config with all the good
> stuff for cdrecord and
> build again.
> If that doesn't boot and work, there is a conflict
> between what you
> think you need for cdrecord and what you think you
> need for
> booting. It is possible that a compromise between
> the two lists will
> not break either booting or cdrecording.
> Since a simple leap to the target system that you
> thought would do
> cdrecord didn't work, you have to move in smaller
> steps, and see which
> config option(s) kill your ability to boot. Maybe
> theyr'e not really
> needed for cdrecord in your particular case.
> Also, look for fumble fingers mistakes. I have a
> tendency to type
> /deb/ ... when I really want /dev/ ...
Because of the suggestions above, I think that I have
found the problem. However, I do not know how to solve
I went through the .config file and compared it with
the instructions in the CDRW-WritinguHOWTO.
The following line was missing.
ATA/IDE: CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDESCSI=m (turn on SCSI
I then went back to make xconfig to create a new
THE CHOICE SCSI EMULATION SUPPORT WAS GRAYED OUT.
There was no way in which I could bring it up.
Surely, kernel 2.4.22 can support CD writing. But,
what is the trick?
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