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Could you expand on that a little please. I am not quite sure I follow. What do you mean by "read-only disk", the media used, in which case it was ...
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    Could you expand on that a little please. I am not quite sure I follow.

    What do you mean by "read-only disk", the media used, in which case it was definately a CD-RW, or the block device itself, /dev/hdc.

    Thanks

    Bubo
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    Linux doesn't know it's a writable disk, and linux itself is unable to write anyway. As far as the basic linux mounting system is concerned, it's a read-only disk and drive. You have to use other programs (which I have no experience with, and in fact I don't even know what they're called) to write to a CD or DVD.

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    Right, I have done a bit of reading and would like to bottom this thing out once and for all.

    When I run

    Code:
    cdrecord -scanbus
    I get this error

    Code:
    root@ccu-linux:~# cdrecord -scanbus
    Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
    cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
    cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
    cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
    From what I have read I need to add

    Code:
    insmod ide-scsi
    to my rc.local.

    At the moment it looks like this

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.local:  Local system initialization script.
    #
    # Put any local setup commands in here:
    Would this do the trick

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.local:  Local system initialization script.
    #
    # Put any local setup commands in here:
    insmod ide-scsi
    I don't want to do anything that will mess up the system boot, so I thought I would ask before I reboot.

    Any offers ?

    Bubo
    My Computer Once Beat Me at Chess, but it is No Match for Me at Kickboxing !

    Registered Linux User: #417183

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    Finally resolved this issue - thankfully.

    It turned out to be user error, ie me getting it wrong.

    It was as simple as adding

    Code:
    append="hdc=ide-scsi"
    to lilo.conf, not

    Code:
    append="hdc=ide=scsi"
    as I had it.

    It just goes to show how careful you need to be with the syntax when editing files. One character can make a lot of difference as I found out.

    Now, what else can I break before lunch..................

    Thanks to all those that contributed.

    Bubo
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