I use Centos 4.2 (clone built from source RPMs of RedHat
Enterprise 4) on my Linux IA-32 laptop that has a removable bay CD-ROM reader/writer (that can be replaced with various things, including a ZIP drive). XCDroast has no problem finding the drive that is mapped as a SCSI unit via ide-scsi that is loaded into the kernel; I checked that ide-scsi is present in the kernel via lsmod.
However, nero will not activate because it “refuses” to use the “buggy” ide-scsi kernel module and insists upon ide-cdrom . There are other applications besides XCDroast that expect the CD reader/writer on a SCSI device (sg0 as it turns out). I have been unable to locate the ide-cdrom module for Centos 4.2 (currently kernel 2.6.9-34.EL).
Is there any way to force Nero to use the same kernel module driver that other applications are willing to use?
If not, where does one get the appropriate module for this kernel and how does one trick other applications to use ide-cdrom when these are expecting ide-scsi? At the moment, although I have licensed NeroLinux for fee, it is worthless without this problem being solved. Thanks for any help.