Why note this info downBecause prior to obtaining this information, I was in a world of pain - others might be as well. At time of writing (May 2002) dvdrecord does not recognise the MATSHITA 'DVD-RAM LF-D310 ' DVDRAM drive being used and cdrecord-prodvd will only write small ISO images to DVDRAM drives - not multiple Gig ISO images.
Thanks to Seth Kurtzberg at MIS Corp for passing the advice for using dd instead.
Make the Atapi/IDE DVD-RAM device look like a SCSI device
(this is optional using the dd method of writing to the DVD-RAM disk but not if you want to use dvdrecord and cdrecord
For Redhat 7.3, to have the IDE/Atapi DVD-RAM device look like a SCSI device, :
Find out what device the DVDRAM is (in this case /dev/hdd - hdd)
Edit the /etc/lilo.conf (assuming you are using lilo.conf) and add the appropriate line such as append=" hdd=ide-scsi" after the "read-only" statement. E.g.,
prompt timeout=50 default=linux boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map install=/boot/boot.b message=/boot/message linear image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 label=linux initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.18-3.img read-only append="hdd=ide-scsi" root=/dev/hda2
Type lilo -v for this to update the boot setup then reboot.
Then do the following as root to make sure this has worked:
cdrecord -scanbus which should tell that this has worked.
Check that Redhat 7.3 has relinked the DVDram correctly by doing ls -al /dev/cd*
[root@mill dev]# ls -al cd* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 May 10 12:24 cdrom -> /dev/hdc lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May 10 16:39 cdrom1 -> /dev/scd0
If not do (in this example):
ln -sf /dev/scd0 /dev/cdrom1
Running as root:
should now see the Atapi/IDE DVDRAM device as a SCSI device as per the following:
Using cdrecord dev=1,0,0 -toc
Installing UDFtools (this is optional)Download the following; compile and install in your (latest) linux distribution.
Formatting and using dd to write a bootable ISO image to DVD-RAM (in this case the device in on /dev/scd0)
Infrormation on making bootable CDs on Linux