IDE cd-burner, Can it be done???

Jonathan T. Sage sagejona at
Wed Mar 10 15:00:57 PST 2004

whizkid at wrote:

> I have a IDE cd-burner in my FreeBSD 5.1 box.  I have installed cdrecord
> from the ports but this looks like it needs a SCSI drive.  Is there a CMD
> line cd-record package that works with a IDE cd-burner.  Here is a line
> from dmesg:
> acd0: CD-RW <MEMOREX CD-RW4224> at ata1-master PIO4
> uname -a:
> 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jun  5 02:55:42

short answer - maybe.

there currently is a cam layer for atapi devices (ATAPICAM).  take a
look at NOTES.  I know it has(had)? some problems on some machines.  I
don't use it, so i'm not sure.


Jonathan T. Sage
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