Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1



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    I could really use some help. I have Googled, visited RedHat, my mobo manufacturer, intel and Promise's web sites posted to new groups and special interest forums but to no avail. Perhaps I am asking the wrong questions... I am just looking to enable a serial ata drive to operate in Linux. My motherboard has the Intel ICH5R controller and the Promise 20376/378 controller. I have a WD Raptor, the motherboard is MSI 865PE Neo I have the latest 2.4.20.XX kernel but I can't seem to get Linux to see my SATA drive. I would like eventually to go to striped raid but for now I would just settle for being able to use my new hard drive. Surely other people are using SATA drives out there...ANY ideas at all on how to make this work would be really appreciated. I'm happy to compile kernel modules or even learn how to recompile the kernel if necessary, I just need to know what to compile in or get some ideas on another way to approach this. Thanks for any help, Adam -- "He took a duck in the face at 250 knots"
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    I have two sound cards on my system (Red hat 8.0). One integrated SiS 7012 and a Sound Blaster Live! If I select: Menus > System Settings > Sound card Detection, both cards are recognised (each in its own tab) but both fail the sound test. How can I select between two installed cards?

Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1

Postby rey_ray » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 04:00:53 GMT

I am seeking advice for purchasing CD-ROM RW for my box running Redhat
7.1...any advice will be welcomed.



Re: Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1

Postby mru » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 04:02:55 GMT

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Anything.  They all work.  Of course, some work better than others, so
might want to check some reviews.  I've been satisfied with my Samsung

Ms Rullgd

Re: Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1

Postby Tim McCoy » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 07:47:10 GMT

Just buy one! They are a hardware device, and are pretty much all
supported. I friend and I have been using LG drives for the past 12 months
- and all is perfect with Linux. Price is good, and quality of the drives
is great. But then, go with what you please... I'm assuming that you'll be
getting an IDE (ATAPI) drive, which should work with RedHat without too
many issues. Although, with a kernel that old (with RH7.1) you may want to
either go for a slightly newer distro, or build a custom kernel. That way
you'll ensure setting things up isn't too much of a hassle.

Or if system needs are an issue, go with Debian - I've always found it
tends to be less fussy about system specs. There's some CD-R/W setup info
on my website.



Re: Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1

Postby Jerry McBride » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:41:28 GMT

Yup, just be sure to get something the supports BURN-PROOF technology for
zero underrun errors. Especially true if you buy IDE interfaced cdrw...


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Re: Looking for CD-ROM RW for Linux redhat 7.1

Postby David E Fox » Sun, 28 Dec 2003 03:31:31 GMT

Ditto :)

I've been pleased with my Toshiba SD-1312. Bought it on a friend's
recommendation. It's a combo drive (DVD reader/cd writer) and it works
really nicely for both.

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