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5. Troubleshooting

5.1 It doesn't work: under Linux

Please check first if the writer works under other operating systems. Concretely:

If "it doesn't work" even under other operating systems you have a hardware conflict or defective hardware.

5.2 It doesn't work: under DOS and friends

Try to use Linux. Installation and configuration of SCSI-drivers for DOS is the hell. Linux is too complicated? Ha!

5.3 SCSI errors during the burning phase

Most likely those errors are caused by

Under various circumstances SCSI devices dis- and reconnect themselves (electronically) from the SCSI bus. If this feature is not available (check controller and kernel parameters) some writers run into trouble during burning or fixating the CD-R.

Especially the NCR 53c7,8xx SCSI driver has the feature disabled by default, so you might want to check it first:

NCR53c7,8xx SCSI support                  [N/y/m/?] y
   always negotiate synchronous transfers [N/y/?] (NEW) n
   allow FAST-SCSI [10MHz]                [N/y/?] (NEW) y
   allow DISCONNECT                       [N/y/?] (NEW) y

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