optical driver with ahci bios mode but ata(4) driver

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 08:15:33 UTC 2011

On 05/03/2011 21:22, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM, David Demelier
> <demelier.david at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> My bios can be set to use IDE emulation or ahci mode, I prefere the ahci
>> mode because it's a bit faster.
>> It's probably stupid to stay with ata(4) driver with the ahci mode, isn't
>> it? But with ahci(4) driver you can't burn with burncd(8) and cdrecord just
>> fail and break an blank cd for nothing.
>> I guess this is the correct behavior when trying to use burncd(8) /
>> cdcontrol(1) :
>> markand at Melon ~ $ burncd msinfo
>> burncd: ioctl(CDIOREADTOCHEADER): Input/output error
>> markand at Melon ~ $ cdcontrol info
>> cdcontrol: getting toc header: Input/output error
>> cdcontrol: Input/output error
>> But why the optical drive is only affected? If I use ata(4) driver even with
>> ahci mode set in the bios, why the hard drive works pretty well?
> Are you using atapicam module?

No I was only using ata, atapicd. I would like to use ahci + cdrecord 
but it fails to burn too :(

David Demelier

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