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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.

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    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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