DVD-RAM on FreeBSD 5.1R (LG 4040)?
Stefan A. Deutscher
sa.deutscher at tiscali.de
Mon Nov 17 14:02:15 PST 2003
On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 04:48:26PM -0800, Kent Stewart wrote:
> 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 -- #
> Enough of a hint :).
Thanks, Kent! Now the DVD drive works in DMA mode rather than PIO, and
writes to DVD+RW at 3.1 MB/s or about as fast as my SCSI CD-ROM can read
out the FBSD 5.1 image. Neat.
Alas, I still have no clue how to convince the DVD-RAM disk to
cooperate. Any thoughts?
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