Recently I relpaced my cd-rom with a CD-R drive to my Linux computer
system. To make the computer see the new CD-R drive I added hdc=ide-scsi.
I also added the lines /sbin/modprobe ide-scsi and /sbin/modprobe sg to
my rc.local file. At bootup is now detected as SCSI 0.0.0, which I think
makes it /dev/sda. So far so good.
Now, the problems. The computer can no longer mount the drive that I
had configured before. After the changes I made earlier, I figured the
computer is now looking for a SCSI device, not IDE. So, I removed the
/dev/cdrom to /dev/hdc link in /dev. I tried making a symbllic link for
cdrom to /dev/sda. This has not worked either. As an experiment, I
created /cdrom directory and tried mounting it under that directory
(mount t iso9660 /dev/sda /cdrom). This returns an error message of the
kernel does not recognize /dev/sda as a block device. Im at a loss as
what to do from here.
The point of me making these changes to my system was to get it
recognize a new CD-R I just installed. Xcdroast sees the CD-R drive, but I
m unable to access the cd-rom drive anymore :-(
Any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks