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Ok, so i'm new to the world of linux and Red Hat. But I feel confident that I can get this thing to work. I installed RH8.0 and everything seems ...
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    Help! the newbie


    Ok, so i'm new to the world of linux and Red Hat.


    But I feel confident that I can get this thing to work.

    I installed RH8.0 and everything seems to be working smoothly
    However, something is wrong with my cdrw drive.
    I have a yamaha crw2200ez... When I load a Cd into it to read or write to it spins up and starts reading for a minute then Linux freezes. No Mouse movement nothing. On my keyboard the Caps lock and Scroll lock lights are blinking but that's about it. Then I reset and that's the end of it.

    I have been fearful to try again.

    Any suggestions.

    Shizznik.

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    check your /etc/grub.conf (or /etc/lilo.conf if you used LILO)


    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-18.8.0)
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
    initrd /initrd-2.4.18-18.8.0.img


    something like that (grub.conf) the part at the end (hdc=ide-scsi) are telling linux to emulate scsi for that device, which it may not support - try removing that part and see what happens.
    majorwoo

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    CDRW-still hurtin'

    Ok But I didn't use GRUB or LILO

    Where else should I or could I look.

    I looked under etc/fstab and didn't see anything that said scsi


    Shizznik

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    no you tell it scsi to emulate it for burners and what not.

    you didnt install a boot laoder, how do you boot your machine? However you boot it you are passing it some options
    majorwoo

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    No Bootloader, Boot Floppy for a Dual OS system.

    I'm using a bootfloppy to boot into the system cause I'm also running Windows2000 on the main partition. If I need to edit the boot floppy are there more than one file containing the SCSI emulation. I just now found this:

    . kernal vmlinuz
    . initrd=initrd=img hdc=ide-scsi root=/dev/hda3

    I'm guessing that is the file I need to edit? Correct?

    Then if that is neccesary, What files should I add or change if I need to create a new boot disk? Or is that answer somewhere I haven't sen yet?

    Thanks for any help you can give m.

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    MAJORWOO THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    MAJORWOO THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    You have no idea what kind of headache this has been. Thank you very much for your informatio. So far so good I have been able to mount cd with out problem.

    only mounted in KDE so far cause I don't know what MAGICDEV will do with them but hey it works.

    It was the "hdc=ide-scsi" on my boot disk thankfully it still works.


    Thank you again.

    Shizznik

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