CD-r / CD-rw under FreeBSD

CD-r / CD-rw under FreeBSD

Post by Mark Cartwrigh » Tue, 16 Dec 1997 04:00:00

I am getting ready to purchase either a cd-r or a cd-rw, and was
wondering if anyone had any experience with these scsi devices under
FreeBSD.  I am resonably certain that the cd-r should slip right in, but
was unsure about the cd-rw.  
        Anyone have any pro's or cons?

Mark Carwright


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

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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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