From: Liam Bedford (* at domain lbedford.org)
Date: Thu 25 Oct 2001 - 17:16:51 IST
On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 05:01:42PM +0100, Nick Murtagh came forth with:
> On Thu, 2001-10-25 at 17:02, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > Yeah, but if you're going to use ide-scsi one way would be
> > to leave ide-scsi and ide-cd both as modules. Admittedly it'll require a
> > reboot *once* when you compile the kernel. Then when you want to
> > use your cdrw you just remove the ide-cd module and insert the
> > aforementioned ide-scsi modules.
> I completely agree with you :)
> It's a pity it isn't done like that in Mandrake. What do other distros
> do? I'm trying to look at this from the point of view of a non-expert
> who buys a new CDR / CDRW and just wants it to work. Mandrake sets the
> drive up correctly if it's there at install time, but I don't think it
> has any support for configuring one as described above after the fact.
Well, all you really have to do is append
to the command line in lilo.conf
and then the ide-cdrom driver will ignore it.
I bet I got the syntax wrong, and someone else can tell me what it is
exaclty, but it's something like that.
To test, get to the LILO prompt, and boot as:
-- dBP dBBBBb | If you're looking at me to be an accountant dBP | Then you will look but you will never see dBP dBBBK' | If you're looking at me to start having babies dBP dB' db | Then you can wish because I'm not here to fool around dBBBBP dBBBBP' | Belle & Sebastian (Family Tree)
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