This is a spin-off of #12188, which I've closed because I used a too
generic summary, and it is now obsolete with beta2.
This bug is filed under "installer", but it refers to "kernel" too.
Summary of ide-cdrw problems:
The IDE CD-RW was detected as a simple CDROM, moreover the ide-cd is not
a module so you need to add lilo options during install or after the 1st
boot. If ide-cd was a module you could just put the config info
("option ide-cd ignore hdX") in /etc/modules.conf.
Beta 3 has ide-cd as module, so I could configure the cd-rw without rebooting.
This is very good :)
However, the install (this time I used GUI since it works for me now) still
configures it as a simple cdrom.
Bugzilla is forcing me to change the component ("installer" seems gone).
So I'm choosing anaconda, even because this time I used the GUI install.
Is this behavior reproducible in Pinstripe (beta-5)?
Pinstripe still detects my ide cdrw as and ide-cdrom.
There is nothing in /etc/modules.conf to set it up as an ide cdrw
I generally use
options ide-cd ignore=hdX
and then modprobe ide-scsi in init scripts.
I could go on and "modprobe ide-scsi" but then it would take over my ls120 too,
unless it's already in use, and however the cd would then be /dev/scd0, so it
would be necessary to redo the /dev/cdrom link which install creates pointing
to an ide device.
Added as a feature request to more completely configure IDE CDRW.
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED
Fixed in internal CVS.