[plug] still trying to write to cdrom

Dem Nisbet dnisbet at webace.com.au
Mon Dec 3 23:00:52 WST 2007

Thanks Tomasz,
I'll look into these suggestions. This will probably solve the problem,
although if anyone has anything further to try (especially if you've had
a similar experience), like how I can convinvce the apps that there's no
need for scsi emulation (or how to mount the flash drive as an
alternative), I'd still be grateful.

regards to all,

On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 20:59 +0800, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007 9:09 PM, Dem Nisbet <dnisbet at webace.com.au> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > regards,
> > Dem.
> >
> The yum upgrade faq will help you do just that. Install the release
> files etc as they suggest from the later fedora series, then they
> suggest you upgrade just the kernel (or you can of course install the
> new kernel in conjuction with your current one, so if things go bad,
> you can boot off the old kernel).
> The 2.6 kernel does not need ide-scsi, but perhaps the applications
> you're using are outdated and *think* they do need ide-scsi stuff. I
> recall that problem during the switchover.
> There is little to no risk of data loss. Absolute worst case: the
> application files will be knackered and you'll have to boot of a live
> disto and mount your hard drive to access your data. This however will
> not affect data. Actually come to think of it there's another option
> for you: boot a knoppix live CD and see if you can burn/backup etc
> from that, it's definetely got later version of kernel, apps etc for
> you without affecting the existing system.
> Tomasz
> _______________________________________________
> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
> http://www.plug.org.au/mailman/listinfo/plug
> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au

More information about the plug mailing list