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

From: Adrian Bunk (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 17:28:55 EST

On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 12:26:53PM +0200, Rudo Thomas 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.
> Take a look at
> Excerpt:
> CD Recording.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~
> - Jens Axboe added the ability to use DMA for writing CDs on
> ATAPI devices. Writing CDs should be much faster than it
> was in 2.4, and also less prone to buffer underruns and the like.
> - Updated cdrecord in rpm and tar.gz can be found at
> *

What about writing "You need cdrecord >= 2.0 for this." instead?

> Rudo.



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