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Re: need help on getting CD-Writer working in etch

On 2007-12-23 03:14 +0100, Serena Cantor wrote:

> I attach a CD-Writer(hdb) after installing etch on hda
> According to /usr/share/doc/wodim/README.ATAPI.setup:
> "If you have just one CD writer in your computer, CD-writing should
> work out of the box. There should be a symbolic link /dev/cdrw which
> points to your actual CD-Writer's device (e. g. /dev/hdb). If the link
> is not present (eg.  the system is not using udev/devfs) or if you want
> to use a different device as default, you can configure the device in
> /etc/wodim.conf:
>   CDR_DEVICE=/dev/hdd"
> Surely it isn't that simple.

Normally it is.  If you are using udev, have a look at
/etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-cd.rules.  If the symlinks there are
not correct, you can edit the file to your needs.

> If I attach CD-Writer before installing etch, maybe it will be
> configured correctly.
> During boot, I see CD-Writer detected as hdb, I know it should be
> ignored and use scsi-emulation.

No, in a 2.6 kernel SCSI emulation is not necessary and even harmful.

> I just don't know how to do it.

Just don't. :-)


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