May 28, 2001

IDE-SCSI Emulation I was configuring

IDE-SCSI Emulation

I was configuring my new Linux box over the weekend. I was shocked to find that I couldn't rip MP3s faster than .75x (or so). Turns out, this is because the ATAPI interface sucks the ass.

This site has info on how to use the IDE-SCSI emulation drivers. This enabled me to use the full speed of my drive.

    A few caveats:
  • one thing is, he says you should add this line to your /etc/lilo.conf:


    The "hdd" part is actually whatever your cdrom is. Mine was "hdc".

  • Additionally, I had to chmod the /dev/scd0 and /dev/sg* (prolly just /dev/sg0) to get cdparanoia to work as a user (not root). Prior to that, it was segfaulting and core dumping and so forth.

Posted by jshare at May 28, 2001 06:21 PM

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