Re: how to use "ATAPI:" protocol for IDE CD/RWs??

From: Robert P. J. Day (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 05:30:18 EST

On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Markus Plail wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Jul 2003, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > are there known problems with trying to access IDE CD/RWs directly
> > through the IDE drivers, rather than using SCSI emulation? i've tried
> > testing cdrecord using the "dev=ATAPI:x,y,z" option, and am having
> > no luck.
> If you don't have ide-scsi emulation, use dev=dev/hdX
> I never really understood what ATAPI: is for. Presumably you need it
> for PCATA found in notebooks.

this is on a laptop -- dell inspiron 8100. i guess i should have
mentioned that. :-(

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