ide-scsi cd-rw woes (creative cd-rw blaster)

ide-scsi cd-rw woes (creative cd-rw blaster)

Post by Ron Cresswel » Sun, 14 Jul 2002 12:55:37

Hi Folks,

Need some help here. Cross my heart and hope to die, when I first
installed this CD-RW device on my linux system and I piped mkisofs into
cdrecord, it worked and somewhere I have the disc to prove it. Of course
I can't remember the exact form of the cdrecord command I used but I'm
sure I copied it straight from the CD-Writing-Howto file. I'm sure I'm
doing the same thing again below, but now I get this type of error
*every time* I try to write anything. The device (0,0,0) is correct, as
the light flashes on the drive, and the hardware works because I can
write CD's without a problem under windoze. You'll notice that the
command below tries to write in dummy more, doesn't try to fixate the
disc, and is only writing at speed=1, so I'm not exactly asking a lot
here! Now it is conceivable that when it worked before I only had the
one CD drive in the system and now I have both the CD reader and the new
CD-RW present, possibly* off the same ide bus, but (a) I'm not
trying to copy from one CD to the other, and (b) like I said, it works
under windoze.

Any clues anyone? Error messages are below, and "cdrecord -scanbus"
returns "0,0,0     0) 'CREATIVE' 'CD-RW RW1620E   ' '0.20' Removable CD-ROM"


-dummy -nofix dev=0,0,0 -speed 1 -
Using PRO_T000.JPG;1 for  /pro_two_adn.sized.jpg (pro_two_adr.sized.jpg)
Using PRO_T001.JPG;1 for  /pro_two_adr.sized.jpg (pro_two_adp.sized.jpg)
Using PRO_T002.JPG;1 for  /pro_two_adp.sized.jpg (pro_two_acn.sized.jpg)
Using PRO_S000.JPG;1 for  /pro_seven_adx.sized.jpg (pro_seven_abn.sized.jpg)
Cdrecord 1.10 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 J?rg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '0,0,0'
scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.19
Using libscg version 'schily-0.5'
atapi: 1
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info    : 'CREATIVE'
Identifikation : 'CD-RW RW1620E   '
Revision       : '0.20'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : SWABAUDIO
Drive buf size : 1971200 = 1925 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data  unknown length
Total size:       0 MB (00:00.00) = 0 sectors
Lout start:       0 MB (00:02/00) = 0 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
   Indicated writing power: 5
   Is not unrestricted
   Is not erasable
   Disk sub type: Medium Type A, high Beta category (A+) (3)
   ATIP start of lead in:  -11324 (97:31/01)
   ATIP start of lead out: 336225 (74:45/00)
Disk type:    Long strategy type (Cyanine, AZO or similar)
Manuf. index: 22
Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
cdrecord: WARNING: Track size unknown. Data may not fit on disk.
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 1 in dummy mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting dummy write in 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01:   0 MB written.cdrecord: Input/output error. write_g1: scsi
sendcmd: retryable error
CDB:  2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x0 (GOOD STATUS)
cmd finished after 41.359s timeout 40s

write track data: error after 0 bytes
Sense Bytes: 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Writing  time:   46.370s
cdrecord: fifo had 64 puts and 1 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%.


1. broken 2.2 IDE CD-RW (was Re: plain 2.2.X: no ide CD-RW?)

Hash: SHA1

Sorry, I was referring to the backport of the 2.4 IDE code to 2.2.
I'm currently using ide. successfully, which I got from:

I've used several similar patches, though.  Stock 2.4 kernels work
fine with my CD-RW as well; however, I've now discovered that plain
2.2 kernels do not.  This could easily be a long-standing problem,
probably at least a year old - I've only recently stumbled across it,

Since I have a solution (use the 2.4 IDE backport), this isn't
critical; however, since many people still rely on 2.2, and I'd like
to use a stock 2.2 kernel if possible, I'm willing to spend some time
debugging this.



(A bit of background: Before I got my CD-RW drive last summer, I
bought an OnStream DI-30 drive.  This drive was then only supported on
2.2 with the 2.4 IDE backport, and so I've used this drive
successfully with 2.2.16 + 2.4 IDE patch, and a similar combination
since.  Since stock 2.2.19+ now support this drive through the osst
patch, I thought I'd try it out.  It does work, but at the cost of
losing my CD-RW.)

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