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Title
My DVD/CD/REV device under Linux 2.4 kernel is not recognized by BackupEDGE
Keywords
DVD CD - RW REV BackupEDGE ide-scsi Linux
Product Release(s)
02.02.0x 02.01.0x 02.00.0x 01.02.0x
Operating System(s)
Linux (glibc 2.1)
Linux (glibc 2.0)
Linux (libc)
Problem Description
My DVD/CD writer is not recognized by BackupEDGE when run under Linux with a 2.4 kernel.
Cause
The ide-scsi module must be used in order for the device to be recognized as writable.
Solution
To add IDE-SCSI support, make the following changes as necessary, then reboot. These assume Secondary Master (hdc).

Adding ide-scsi for CD-ROM (Assuming CD/DVD on Secondary Master)
Add the follwing to /etc/modules.conf

options ide-cd ignore=hdc
pre-install sg modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install sr_mod modprobe ide-scsi
pre-install ide-scsi modprobe ide-cd

If running GRUB Add the following in /boot/grub/menu.lst

hdc=ide-scsi (at end of "kernel =" line)

If running LILO Edit /etc/lilo.conf
append="hdc=ide-scsi"
(re-run lilo)

Alternates
Add to /etc/modules/default
ide-scsi
sg
sr_mod (CD/DVD)
st (Tape)

After rebooting, the command:

cat /proc/scsi/scsi

should show the DVD device.

At this point, make sure there is a non-blank CD-ROM in the drive.

Run EDGEMENU -> Admin -> Define Resources. Point to the current DVD (dvd0) and press F6 to delete it.

Run EDGEMENU -> Admin -> Autodetect New Devices. The program will re-detect the devices and show all the media types it can use.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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