thanks for the help. didn't work adding the append line to the global section of lilo.conf. but it did work adding "hdc=ide-scsi" directly after the hdb entry in the boot options:
append=" hdb-ide-scsi hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount quiet"
there's another two "image=" entries and i added it to those as well. don't really know what i've done but it's working. thanks.
i've been trying to get this to work for a couple of days. i have an
> inspiron 8000 with the toshiba dvd drive (sd-c2402) in the second bay
> (the removable bay). there's the sony cd-rw in the fixed bay.
I have the same machine, and this works fine for me (Red Hat 7.2 using
>> cd-rw is recognized on the ide-scsi chain, but i can't get the dvd
>> to be seen as a scsi device. i read the linux-dell-laptops faq's and
>> added the line: append=" hdc=ide-scsi" to my /etc/lilo.conf
>> file, and then ran lilo command, then rebooted, but that does not
>> seem to be doing it. i wasn't sure where to add this in the
>> lilo.conf file
>> , when i added it at the end (after all the boot options) and then ran
>> lilo command i'd get a bunch of errors, so i added it right after the
>> "message=" line, before all the boot options. i've scoured the linux
>> newbie site and whatever else i could find and i seem to be doing this
I don't use lilo anymore, but try the following in the global section
(anywhere near the top)
append = "hdb=ide-scsi hdc=ide-scsi"
I guess check to see if there is an existing line for hdb since it is
working already, and add the hdc piece there isntead.
>> i also tried removing the fstab entry that mounts the dvd
>> drive to /mnt/cdrom1. don't know if this should make any difference,
>> but it didn't.
nope this shouldn't matter
>> i'm very new at this. any help would be much appreciated.
Try the above with lilo. Running lilo -v as root should not produce any
errors. If you get errors, let us know. With that, the cdrw appears as
/dev/scd0 and the dvd as /dev/scd1 for me. I create symlinks to them for
/dev/cdrw and /dev/cdrom respectively (as well ass /dev/dvd and
/dev/rdvd for dvd playing)