I got it working using some info I found whilst trawling Google (spent the evening doing this):-
I'm using kernel 2.4.22 and my cd-rw is the slave on secondary IDE - hdd.
. As root edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and add 'hdd=ide-scsi' to the end of the kernel line e.g.
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb hdd=ide-scsi
. As root in a console type '/sbin/insmod ide-scsi'
. As root edit the /etc/fstab and modify the existing entry for hdd to this:-
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
Open /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and you should see an entry now like this:-
desc: "Hl-dt-st RW/DVD GCC-4120B"
As root in a console type 'cdrecord -scanbus' and you should see something like this;-
[root@localhost simcon]# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a19 (i686-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2003 Jrg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version (schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.75-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c 1.75 02/10/21 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
0,0,0 0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'RW/DVD GCC-4120B' '2.00' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
I've burnt to it and it works
I'll post the link I got this information from when I next visit as it's on my winXP partition and I'm going to bed in a moment.
BTW can somebody who has a CD-R or RW installed post up their fstab entry so I can get an idea if mine is right please?