On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:05:52AM -0500, Ed Alley wrote:
> > Ed Alley wrote:
> 
> >> Does FreeBSD support ATA DVD writers the same way that it
> >> supports CD writers? I have been to SOS's web page, and
> >> have looked at hardware support info, but have found no hint at
> >> whether ATA DVD writers are supported under FreeBSD.
> 
> >> Vulpes Velox replied:
> 
> > Look for dvd+rw tools.
> 
> >> Chuck Swiger replied:
> 
> > Yes-- consider using "device atapicam" + the sysutils/dvd+rw-tools port.
> 
> Thank-you Vulpes and Chuck; the atapicam mechanism looks like a fine idea.
> However,
> I am having problems getting it to work for me...
> 
> O.K. I am running FreeBSD 4.9. I built a new kernel with:
> 
> device          ata0    at isa? port IO_WD1 irq 14
> device          ata1    at isa? port IO_WD2 irq 15
> device          ata
> device          atadisk                 # ATA disk drives
> #device         atapicd                 # ATAPI CDROM drives
> #device         atapifd                 # ATAPI floppy drives
> #device         atapist                 # ATAPI tape drives
> device          atapicam                # CAM device
> device          scbus                   # Needed for CAM device
> device          pass                    # Needed to connect scsi to cam
> device          cd                      # SCSI cd connected through CAM
> device
> options         ATA_STATIC_ID           # Static device numbering
> 
> Some output from dmesg:
> 
> 
> Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
> Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
>         The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
> FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE #0: Mon Mar 22 15:40:21 PST 2004
>     [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/compile/JORDAN.2
> 
> ... etc
> 
> CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (3192.02-MHz 686-class CPU)
>   Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf29  Stepping = 9
>   Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,
>   PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
> real memory  = 1073168384 (1048016K bytes)
> avail memory = 1041809408 (1017392K bytes)
> Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc0374000.
> Warning: Pentium 4 CPU: PSE disabled
> Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
> 
> ...etc
> 
> atapci0: <Intel ICH5 ATA100 controller> port
> 0xffa0-0xffaf,0x374-0x377,0x170-0x177,
>   0x3f4-0x3f7,0x1f0-0x1f7 mem 0xfebffc00-0xfebfffff irq 9 at device 31.1
> on pci0
> ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
> ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
> atapci1: <Intel ICH5 SATA150 controller> port
> 0xfea0-0xfeaf,0xfe30-0xfe33,0xfe20-0xfe27,
>   0xfe10-0xfe13,0xfe00-0xfe07 irq 9 at device 31.2 on pci0
> ata2: at 0xfe00 on atapci1
> ata3: at 0xfe20 on atapci1
> 
> ...etc
> 
> ad0: 76293MB <Maxtor 6Y080L0> [155009/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
> ad1: 38166MB <WDC WD400BB-75AUA1> [77545/16/63] at ata0-slave UDMA33
> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
> cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
> cd0: <HP CD-Writer+ 9500 1.0e> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
> cd0: 16.000MB/s transfers
> cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
> cd1 at ata1 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
> cd1: <_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 10FD> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
> cd1: 16.000MB/s transfers
> cd1: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
> em0: Link is up 100 Mbps Full Duplex
> cd9660: Joliet Extension (Level 1)
> cd9660: Joliet Extension (Level 1)
> cd9660: RockRidge Extension
> 
> ------
> 
> The cd1 is an _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A. It is connected as a slave to the HP
> CD-Writer
> that is the master on the second IDE channel.
> 
> I have installed growisofs and cdrtools. cdrecord version is 2.00.3.
> I can mount CDs on both cd0 and cd1. I can record CDs with cdrecord on cd0,
> BUT I cannot record DVDs on cd1.
> 
> I am using Memorex DVD-Rs. Rated at 4.7GB on the label.
> 
> When I execute growisofs with one of these DVD-Rs in it I get:
> 
> > growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/cd1c=nycity.iso
> :-( unable to open("/dev/cd1c",O_RDONLY): Device not configured
> 
> However, I can mount CDs on it. It looks as though growisofs thinks that the
> device is read-only.
> 
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated; I was hoping to use this DVD
> setup as
> a back-up media as tapes are getting expensive.
> 
>                                 Ed Alley
> 

A couple of us have experienced difficulties with Memorex media.  Consider testing 
another brand.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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