Subject: Re: USB CD-Writer shows up as CD-ROM only
To: Joseph Dunn <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/30/2003 22:26:47
On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:24:42AM -0600, Joseph Dunn wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a USB CD-Writer (an Imation RipGO) which works quite well
> under NetBSD 1.6.1 as a reader. The manual claims that it uses a
> 'standard interface', and that operating systems such as Win XP
> can utilize it as a writer with no special drivers. When I attempt
> to write CD's with it, using cdrecord, I am informed that the drive
> is only a CD reader, not a writer. I've tried useing the --force
> with cdrecord, but with no success. Is there any way I can force
> NetBSD to see the drive as (or report it to be) a CD writer? I'm
> all for hacking a few kernel source files, as long as it's nothing
> complicated.

Can you post the dmesg and output of 'scsictl cd0 identify' (assuming
it's probed as cd0) ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference