CD drive not present in x-toast

David Sambell sambelld at
Sat Dec 21 00:28:54 CST 2002

Thanks David.
I ended up adding both drives as ide-scsi and now they both appear in the
various burner apps. I've also been put in touch with the xcdroast faq and
that provides same answer.

cheers, and keep up the good work. Your help is very much appreciated.
Merry X

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lloyd" <lloy0076 at>
To: "David Sambell" <sambelld at>
Cc: <linuxsa at>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: CD drive not present in x-toast

> David,
> > Where should I start looking to fix this? I've tried the CD How-to
> > which provided answers for how to get your CD drive going, but mine is
> > going..well sorta!
> >
> > Both LG drives are within a couple of years old and attached to ide1.
> It probably needs to be used as a SCSI emulated drive.
> Here's the steps I would take to solve the problem. PLEASE NOTE the
> caveats!
> 1) Log in to X as root
> 2) Type "modprobe ide-scsi"
>    -warning: this will probably make mount /mnt/cdrom [or whatever you
>     normally type] bomb out
> 3) Type X-Toast
> Now, I reckon you'll see the burner and maybe not the other drive. Don't
> worry - I know this will happen.
> 4) Get rid of X-Toast
> 5) Type "rmmod ide-scsi" at the command line
> 6) Work out which one your CDBURNER is
>  - is it hda, hdb, hdc
>  - check the output of "dmesg"
>    (hint: dmesg | grep hd)
> 7) Work out how to get grub/lilo/wotever to pass:
>   "append hd?=ide-scsi" to the kernl
>   where hd? is the drive you discovered in (6)
> 8) CAVEAT: This will make that drive appear to be /dev/scd0 and your
>    other CDROM drive appear to be the main CDROM drive
>    - some fiddling with /etc/fstab may be needed
> If this doesn't work, bring your computer to me in Rostrevor some
> time...or wait for an announcement from the Community Software Network
> who are thinking about providing a network of places where little niggly
> problems like this can get fixed quickly and easily.
> --
> In the Land of the Fathers, you are welcome to stay,
>  In the Land of our Brothers, you are welcome to pray,
> In the hope of forgiveness, let us live!
>  In the hope of rebirth, let us live!
>         (From the musical, Martin Guerre)

LinuxSA WWW: IRC: #linuxsa on
To unsubscribe from the LinuxSA list:
  mail linuxsa-request at with "unsubscribe" as the subject

More information about the linuxsa mailing list