I have an ide cdwriter on my server, but there is one snag...
It has a scsi hard drive that runs off a initio a100 controller that uses the a100u2w driver. For some reason though, it won't automatically load the drivers at boot time, and I have to place the insmod a100u2w in the rc.local file, only problem is; the scsi disk holds my /var folder and only mounts after the whole system has booted. It seems it is using my original ide disk's /var folder during boot time and as soon as the scsi disk is up, it mounts over that /var.
This is why I think my cdr is not working, even though I have it compiled into the kernel.
So, now I want to know if I can turn on ide-scsi for the /dev/hdb dirve after I booted ( I know you are supposed to pass it to the kernel boot params) .