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Using debian 3.0 2r, kernel 2.2.20. When attempting to use xcdroast, the message is given to use scsi emulation to'have the writer made usable. I do not know how to ...
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    scsi emulation for xcdroast


    Using debian 3.0 2r, kernel 2.2.20. When attempting to use xcdroast,
    the message is given to use scsi emulation to'have the writer made usable.
    I do not know how to do this and I am very new to the command line
    way of life. When inputing " cdrecord -scanbus" I get command not found.
    Any attempt to help me will have to be somewhat explicit.
    I have both a cd readonly and a cd read-write in the box. They are
    both id'ed by the bios, and the readonly is usable for apt-get.
    What I am trying to do is make a copy of the cd set that debian came
    on, because I have had to reinstall so many times the #1 disk is getting
    pretty rough. I have found no HOWTO or man on xcdroast, or on
    scsi emulation.

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    install k3b.. it's much better... and scsi-emulation is a deprecated hack that should never have been done in the first place.... newer versions of cdrecord don't need it... (and probably haven't for years)
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    SCSI emulation isn't deprecated in 2.2 kernels. 2.2 kernels are deprecated, however. Mind if I ask why you're still using a 2.2 kernel, xbillx?

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    I don't know what k3b is, but I will look around and see what I can
    find. I also don't know how the term "deprecated" applies to kernels.
    I just got this distro, and assumed it was current. I am open to
    suggestions as to improving this situation, as the venture into linux has
    been disappointing so far, at best. The amount of inaccurate information
    and lack of basic user documentation (the operative word there is "basic")
    is amazing. You can tell this is a non-profit venture.

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    Well, I can't honestly say that I know much about Debian, but that kernel is well over three years old. I've heard that Debian stable uses a lot of outdated software. Maybe you'll want to try another distro instead.

    k3b is a CD burning program for KDE. I think it's praised as one of the best right now, but I can't say, since I haven't tried it.

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    Newer (aka up to date) distros of linux are much better about such things as you described, and documentation is pretty through in linux, maybe you're just looking in the wrong places.
    I can't believe any distro that uses kernel 2.2.x can claim to be recent though...
    As stated above, K3b is far better than X-CD Roast. It's look and feel is more like the windows burning software, but with much more features, and a more intuitive layout. It will work in Gnome too even though it's intended for KDE.
    I started using Linux with Fedora Core 1, and now am using Fedora Core 3, and I've gotten a lot more than I expected, and I expected a lot.
    As for SCSI emulation, it's not needed anymore, but since you're using kernel 2.2.x, i'm going to assume the cdrecord version is equally outdated.
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