I'm trying to get an HP 7500 (IDE/ATAPI) to write cd's under Linux. Right
now I'm using kernel 2.0.34. The kernel currently does not have scsi
hostadapter emulation, SCSI support, SCSI CD-ROM support, or SCSI generic
support. It does have ide/atapi cdrom support however, and I can mount
the CD-writer and use it as a normal cdrom.
My exact question is: what do I have to do to get my cd-writer to write
cd's under Linux? Here is what I think I have to do. Is this correct?
* Rebuild the kernel (I will be rebuilding to the latest 2.2.x,
after I upgrade to Redhat 6.0).
* Disable ide/atapi cd-rom support.
* Compile as a module SCSI hostadapter emulation.
* Compile into the kernel: SCSI support, SCSI CD-ROM support,
SCSI generic support.
* After this has been done, use cdrecord to write images using my
Will this work? If so, is this the best way to do what I need to do (or
at least a reasonably good way)?