On Thu, 14 Nov 2002 20:44:23 -0700, MM staggered into the Black Sun and
Quote:> I installed linux Suse 8.1 with my Plextor 40X12X40 drive. I see it
> found when linux boots. It shows it loaded it with the scsi driver. ?
Yes, IDE CD-RWs must use ide-scsi emulation for things to work properly.
For more than you ever wanted to know about how CD-RWs work under Linux,
point your browser at
Quote:> When I put a disk in and try to read the disk or write to a disk it
> says - (ERROR NO MEDIA FOUND) now what's that all about.
/dev/cdrom is probably pointing to the wrong place. It should be a
symbolic link to /dev/scd0 (the first SCSI CD-ROM drive) but it wouldn't
surprise me if it were a symbolic link to /dev/hdc (secondary master IDE
device). If you do "ls -l /dev/cdrom" and it's pointing to /dev/hdc ,
you can fix it like so:
(execute this command as root:)
ln -sf /dev/cdrom /dev/scd0
You can only mount CD-R* media that contain a filesystem. Audio CDs,
Photo CDs, and VCDs cannot be mounted. To rip audio tracks from audio
CDs, use cdparanoia or a frontend like grip. To play VCDs, use "mplayer
If /dev/cdrom is pointing to the right place and you still can't mount a
data CD, mount may be getting confused about the filesystem type. The
standard filesystem for data CDs is iso9660, but CD-RWs burned with
Windows/MacOS utilities may use UDF filesystems instead. For some
reason, iso9660 is typically tried before udf, so you may have to force
the filesystem type with "mount -t udf /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom" if UDF
CD-RWs are not detected correctly.
Writing to a CD-RW is done through the generic SCSI device, *not* the
block device. You cannot write to /dev/scd0 with a stock kernel; you
must use cdrecord and mkisofs or one of the GUI frontends like XCDRoast,
KreateCD, Gcombust, or CDRToaster. The HOWTO referenced above contains
much more information on this topic.
> I would like to learn how to run linux and the ins and outs but its
> gettig a bit ridiculous. I cant even use my damn computer with this
> OS. Just error after error.I am totally frustrated with this. I cant
> see Linux going mainstream ever with all the bugs it has.
> any ideas
Linux works differently than Windows or MacOS does. SuSE's paper
manuals and online support database are quite good; when you have
problems, look in the paper manuals and the support database before
getting totally frustrated. Half the time, what you think is a bug is
really the way things are supposed to work, and you are approaching your
problem in a way that is not correct. It will all make sense
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