Subject: Re: what CD-Recordables work well with NetBSD?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/13/1998 11:23:53
On Oct 12, John F. Woods wrote
> Anyone have any words of wisdom for what CD-R I should get?
> Do ATAPI CD-Recorders work?  The cdrecord program appears to go out of
> its way to refuse to work on ATAPI drives; is this just a failure of
> nerve, or is it due to PC standardization efforts being up to their
> usual standard of quality (i.e., who wants a standard that keeps
> devices from being completely and utterly different from each other)?

All the kernel-side is here for atapi devices. Basically you just need
to be able to send raw commands to the device. The management of the
CD writer is all done with a userland program.
If cdrecord has support for ATAPI devices, it shouldn't be hard to
get it working with NetBSD.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.