On Sunday 16 November 2003 04:26 pm, Stefan A. Deutscher wrote: > Hi all, > > just got an ATAPI LG 4040 multiwriter (CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R,+/-RW, and > DVD-RAM) and wish to use it on FreeBSD 5.1. While still having to > configure the system to address it in UDMA rather than PIO 4 mode, it > installed fine. Reading and writing CDs in all possible variations works > fine with burncd. Yet many of my scripts are written for cdrecord, so > I'd rather stick with that tool instead of learing yet another one. > > Two questions arise > > (a) How do I get such a unit to treat DVD-RAM just as slow, random > access optical media (much like an MO-Disk)? > I do not wish to do burncd or cdrecord on it, I wish to write to it > directly, if possible. > Alas, I could not put a new disk label on the blank (disklabel says > 'unknown type: auto'), and newfs does not like it either. So I am > stuck. > > (b) Google and the online handbook (for 4.x though) tell me that I > need > > device atapicam > device scbus > device pass > > in my kernel to get to use the ATAPI unit like a SCSI unit > (e.g. with cdrecord and friends). However, on 5.1R I cannot find any > mention of an atapicam device, neither in GENERIC nor in the hints > nor NOTES. Now, what's a man to do? > > > I checked the freebsd.org FAQs and archives, google and the news groups, > but most stuff there is not really conclusive. In case this is a FAQ, > after all, please just post a pointer. > > Any hints are much appreciated. >
ruby# more /boot/loader.conf # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # userconfig_script_load="YES" hw.ata.atapi_dma="1" Enough of a hint :). Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"