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SubjectRe: drivers for HP optical
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> On Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 12:16:17AM +0000, Jens Axboe elucidated:
> > On Mon, Dec 06 1999, Dale Harris wrote:
> > > Anyone know of drivers in Linux for the HP SureStore Optical drives?
> >
> > Aren't these just SCSI devices (I haven't checked)? If so, they should
> > work with sd.
> >
>
> Probably, the only thing that I thought would cause a problem is flipping
> the media, you can write to both sides. Also the blocks of the magneto
> optical have to be blanked.

M/O floppies "just work" with 2.2.x. Fujitsu sent me a pair of their drives
to get the bits of support in. You need ide-scsi loaded for ATAPI (IDE)
units. You need to use larger block sizes (2k or 4k) for bigger media.

The blanking stuff is done by the drive.


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