help with ide cd burner

James Dietrich jamesd106 at
Tue Jul 22 12:24:05 PDT 2003

To get this set up with SCSI emulation I believe all you need to do is add the line "device atapicam" to your kernel configuration file and recompile your kernel.  Then when you run the new kernel, you should get something like this on boot up (straight from my own, personal dmesg.boot from 4.8-RELEASE):

ad0: 19541MB <Maxtor 2B020H1> [39703/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
ad4: 12949MB <WDC AC313500D> [26310/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA66
acd0: CD-RW <LITE-ON LTR-24102B> at ata0-slave PIO4
acd1: DVD-ROM <MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8584A> at ata1-master PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
cd1 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd1: <MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8584A n13F> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device 
cd1: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd1: cd present [316564 x 2048 byte records]
cd0 at ata0 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
cd0: <LITE-ON LTR-24102B 5S03> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device 
cd0: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd0: cd present [264273 x 2048 byte records]

This might take awhile, because the SCSI driver deal checks for media in the drives. To be extra sure of the drive names you can run the command "camcontrol devlist" as root and it will list the now SCSI-tastic drives; like this:

<LITE-ON LTR-24102B 5S03>          at scbus0 target 1 lun 0 (pass0,cd0)
<MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8584A n13F>   at scbus1 target 0 lun 0 (pass1,cd1)

Xcdoast sees the drives, and for me at least, burning works like butter. Hopefully this helps, and I'm 95% sure that's all there is to it. I learned all of this at "", so if what I said doesn't work, hopefully what he says will. I don't know how to do this without SCSI emulation using Xcdroast, but I hope I've answered your question.


On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 03:04:55 -0500
sweetleaf <sweetleaf at> wrote:

> I am trying to use xcdroast with my ide burner but it cat see it. I 
> think i need to enable scsi emulation ...well according to some links on 
> google but anyway i cant find how to do this in the handbook.  Would 
> someone please inform on  how to achieve this.
> Thanks in advance.
> ps: both my burner, dvd, and cdrom are on the ide bus.
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