K3b problems . . . . . . .

Alastair Preston aprestn5 at telus.net
Wed Jun 8 22:47:14 CDT 2005

On Wednesday June 8 2005 11:05 am, R. Koendering wrote:
> Can not burn a CD
> read following output:

The answer to your problem is obvious from the output:
> Devices
> -----------------------
> LITE-ON LTR-52327S QS0C 
This is an E-IDE drive........ That information should have been on the box it 
came in and on the label on the drive.

> (/dev/scd0, ) 
That is a SCSI drive designation.....
> cdrecord
> -----------------------
> /usr/bin/cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.10-5-386
This is a 2.6 kernel ......  doesn't use SCSI emulation for IDE CD drives.

> scsidev: '2,0,0'
> scsibus: 2 target: 0 lun: 0
> Error trying to open /dev/sg0 exclusively (Permission denied)... retrying
More SCSI designations    -  but your drive isn't SCSI.

You are having problems because you didn't do your homework. That CD writer is 
an E-IDE device, not a scsi device, yet you are trying to access it as if it 
were SCSI.   Set it up as an IDE drive, which is what it is. You do NOT need 
scsi emulation for IDE CD-writers with a 2.6 kernel.

K3B works perfectly well with Lite-on IDE CD-writers on 2.6 kernels if the 
drive is properly set up.

Al Preston

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