I have an IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM drive on /dev/hdc and a IDE/ATAPI CD-RW
drive on /dev/hdd. The Red Hat installer configures the CD-RW as a
SCSI device, however it does not do so for the DVD-ROM.
When writing a CD drive using the CD-RW drive under the default Red
Hat Linux configuration, I am unable to write at more than about 24
speed, and often experience errors such as buffer underruns. After
adding hdc=ide-scsi to the Linux kernel boot parameters (making the
DVD drive use IDE-SCSI as well), I am now able to write at 48 speed
(the maximum speed supported by my drive and CD media) with no
problems. Doing this also makes the users' view of the CD drives
more consistent (i.e. it's now /dev/scd0 and /dev/scd1 rather than
/dev/hdc and /dev/scd0).
I am hopeful you will consider making kudzu automatically configure
all CD drives on the same IDE channel as the CD-R drive as IDE-SCSI
devices, either that or indeed configuring absoutely all CD drives as
If this idea meets your approval, I would be happy to investigate the
necessary code changes myself.
Actually, I'd rather just wait for the 2.6 kernel when all this ide-scsi
nonsense goes away.
Note that kudzu doesn't configure anything to use ide-scsi currently; the
addition of the kernel boot parameter is done at install time.
I completely agree, however I'm after a half-working setup for
Red Hat 8.1. Surely you're not planning on using Linux 2.6 for
Red Hat 8.1 (or Red Hat 8.2?).
If Red Hat 8.1 is shipped with CD burning in the current state,
people will not be happy.