Bug 13126 - RFE: Configure IDE-CDRW
RFE: Configure IDE-CDRW
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-27 13:13 EDT by giulioo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-19 19:02:06 EST
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Description giulioo 2000-06-27 13:13:34 EDT
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.
Comment 1 giulioo 2000-07-11 08:08:49 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 13:35:05 EDT
Is this behavior reproducible in Pinstripe (beta-5)?
Comment 3 giulioo 2000-08-01 16:14:33 EDT
Pinstripe still detects my ide cdrw as and ide-cdrom.

mount /mnt/cdrom
loads ide-cd.

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.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 16:55:08 EDT
Added as a feature request to more completely configure IDE CDRW.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 12:09:39 EDT
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 12:55:21 EDT
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-13 23:08:57 EST
Fixed in internal CVS.

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