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CD burning with Linux

I can not get K3b to recognize my CD-ROM or CD-RW drives. I can mount these drives and read files on them but K3b does not see the drives. I am running Knoppix 3.2 which is Debian based.

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by penguinvitamins2 In reply to CD burning with Linux

I can suggest to check if the kernel parameter "hdX=ide-scsi" exists where X is either a, b, c for the drive name e.g. "hdc=ide-scsi

This parameter is entered by editing /etc/grub.conf and add it to the line like so. Obviously the kernel version will differ on yours.

"kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi"

To check your drive name view the bootup log
"cat /var/log/dmesg | less" and look for something like:

hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: LG Model: CD-RW CED-8120B Rev: 1.04
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02

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by famosamos In reply to CD burning with Linux

I am running Mandrake 9.1 and also could not get K3b to work. I use "xcdroast" and found it to work perfectly, burning, cdduplicate, etc. You must first configure it as root. It is also very fast. Hope this helps.

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