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SubjectRe: hdc=ide-scsi doesn't work in 2.3
On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Gert Vervoort wrote:
> Giving the option "hdc=ide-scsi" to the kernel doesn't work in 2.3.
> The ide-cdrom driver is used for my CD-RW on hdc, instead of the
> ide-scsi
> driver which is needed for writing CD's.
> In 2.2 this works without any problems.

The problem, at least in latter 2.3 kernels, appears to be that you
can't have both ide cdrom support and ide-scsi support. Do you have
both types of support built into the kernel? If so, I've found two
work-arounds, depending on your preferences.

The first work-around is to disable ide cdrom support entirely.
Disabling that support will allow use of the ide-scsi CDRW drive. The
regular ATAPI IDE CDROM drive will appear as a device on the faux scsi
chain. This is the option I eventually chose.

The second work-around is to build ide cdrom support and ide-scsi
support both as modular. You will end up adding the appropriate modules
and removing the ones you don't want as needed.


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