[plug] still trying to write to cdrom

Dem Nisbet dnisbet at webace.com.au
Mon Dec 3 22:09:03 WST 2007

Hi to all,
Tomasz (or anyone) as I mentioned, I didn't want to face the risk of
losing data. I can't save to cd, hence I can't back up at the moment.
That's why I bought a flash disk, just so I could back up, then upgrade,
but somehow I can't use that. It has been my plan to upgrade for quite
some time. But if there is any risk whatsoever of losing data, I'd
rather wait until I can figure out how to configure the kernel. Do
upgrades automatically preserve your files, and is there any risk that
it will destroy something? I'm imagining it could crash halfway through
copying files, then I assume everything is trashed.

So if it's possible, I would very much appreciate some advice on how to
go about changing the kernel, or, if there's nothing wrong with my
kernel, what should be the next step.


On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 08:02 +0900, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007 2:14 AM, Dem Nisbet <dnisbet at webace.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A few months back I wrote about being unable to write to cdrom with
> > Fedora Core 3. I received some helpful replies, and wrote to thank
> > everyone, but my isp flagged my email as spam due to some bungle at
> > their end. This is all fixed, so I can say thanks to all, but the
> > problem remains.
> >
> You don't need IDE-SCSI emulation with a 2.6 kernel; it's one of the
> things that Linus considered a really bad, ugly nasty silly hack just
> to "get the job done" ie. burning for 2.4 series kernels.
> However, I believe the general consensus was that you *really* need to
> upgrade that FedCore 3 installation. 2.6.9 is mega old, and you'd be
> surprised at how far the Kernel and Applications have come along since
> then...
> I'm sure the PLUG library can set you up with media if you can't use
> your broadband for some reason or another. I recently managed to hack
> a FedCore 4 box in to believing it was Fedora 8, so a network upgrade
> is probably your best choice there:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
> Tomasz
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