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TheLinuxGurus.org: Installing an IDE CD-R Under Linux

Jan 18, 2000, 05:40 (8 Talkback[s])

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"So, you have a brand new IDE CDR for your Linux box and your just itching to burn Linux CDs to give out to all your friends, buddies, pals, and anyone who will listen. Getting that IDE CDR to actually work under Linux is the problem. No, it is not difficult, and chances are your IDE CDR will work fine, plus there is tons of software for it. Here is the problem, there are no native IDE CDR drivers in Linux and all the CDR software is designed to work with a SCSI CDR. Follow the simple instructions below and you will soon be burning CDs like a madman (or woman)."

"A word of warning, you MUST recompile your kernel in order to get support for your IDE CDR. If you are uncomfortable with this then you may want to skip this tutorial and have someone else do it for you (buy me plane tickets, Ill come do it for you!)."

"The process is actually fairly straight forward. There is no KERNEL option called IDE CR-R Support, if there were then this would be easy. No, what we must do is use a little known feature of the kernel to make you IDE CD-ROMS look like scsi CD-ROMS and CD-Rs."

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