DVD-RAM support is still a problem. I have a patch that makes selected
drives that pretend to be a CDROM drive also show up as an optical
device. Do you have a suggestion on how to do this better than my
My patch adds another flag to the "list formerly known as blacklist"
that tells the kernel to view the drive both as a removeable disk, and
a CDROM drive. Some drives present themselves as a CDROM and a
removable optical drive at two different LUNs. Now we do this in
IMHO, the SCD driver should eventually be discarded and integrated
into the SD driver (A CD is simply a readonly, removable disk with
audio capabilities). However, this is a major undertaking, for which I
simply don't have the time.
Dan Hollis wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Michael Mess wrote:
> > DVD-RAM-Medium.
> > In Linux 2.2.9 I can read this medium without problems by using the
> > CDROM-driver (The drive identificates itself as CDROM-drive). When I try
> > to write to the medium, I get "READ ONLY FILESYSTEM" as error message.
> > I would like to modify the CDROM-driver to allow writing if a
> > DVD-RAM-medium is present and not write protected. When a DVD or CDROM
> > is in the drive the driver should behave like now.
> > So I can use this drive like a CDROM drive but when a DVD-RAM is in it,
> > I can write to that medium.
> Hopefully one of these patches will make it into the 2.2.x kernel. Are
> they even in 2.3.x yet? Would be a real embarassment to not have DVD-RAM
> support in 2.4.x
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