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[ale] Can't get my CDRW drive to burn :-(

The /boot/grub/menu.lst is the file where you can add the 
hdc=ide-scsi command to the boot.  Note that you should cp 
the file to make a backup before you modify it.

cp menu.lst menu.lst.orig

Just to be on the safe side.  Or, when booting you can type 
in the command at the boot prompt

The cdrecord --checkdrive /dev/scd0 is probably what should 
have been written by me in the last email.  The cdrecord 
-scanbus doesn't need any device specified.

Trey Sizemore wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 19:47, Dow Hurst wrote:
>>hdparm -i /dev/scd0
>>to see what your drive is really set at.  Look for the * in 
>>the DMA or UDMA lines.
>>The device
>>/dev/sr0 and
>>are the same.  You might need to specify some options to 
>>cdrecord for your drive.
>>cdrecord --checkdrive
>>to see what driver is recommended.  Since it is saying that 
>>it is turning BURN FREE off after starting with it on, you 
>>can specify for it to be off in your options.
>>cdrecord --help
>>will give all the options in a list.
>>Hope this helps,
> Also, I should mention that I am using grub as a boot loader.  I
> remember when I used lilo there needed to be an entry in lilo.conf for
> the ide-scsi emulation to work for the drive (hd?=ide-scsi).  Does the
> same need to be done for grub?
> Here's my /etc/grub.conf:
> linux:/home/trey # cat /etc/grub.conf
> root (hd0,0)
> install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2
> 0x8000 (hd0,0)/grub/menu.lst
> quit
> Thanks again.

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