Changer for Pioneer DRM-7000 jukebox

I inherited a Pioneer DRM-7000 jukebox.  It does not have any write capabilities only read.  I am trying to figure out what will change the disks (holds 750 DVDs).  Any help on software and what flavor Linux has been used with this would be appreciated.  I have googled quite a bit and aside from some very expensive corporate software I see very little as far as just controlling the robotics.  I am wanting to use it to store a movie DVD collection (maybe music cds also) -- I only need to be able to swap disks in the readers.  Everything I find is used for archiving and burning DVDs.  Through the front panel I can load the machine up, but I don't think I can actually load a disk in the reader.

Thank you,
james
James Stonewarehouse managerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

rindiCommented:
I have something similar, and for that I don't need anything special installed. The OS just sees the cd's like so:

/dev/scd1
/dev/scd2
/dev/scd3 etc, and are mounted in:

/media/cdrom1
/media/cdrom2
/media/cdrom3 etc.

So whenever you mount one of the drives, it'll automatically tell the changer to get the CD for that drive. If they are all mounted, they'll be loaded automatically whenever you access data on that particular drive.
James Stonewarehouse managerAuthor Commented:
What OS do you have?
rindiCommented:
I've had Ubuntu 9.04 Server on that box and now it is Debian Lenny (also as Server).

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
James Stonewarehouse managerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I have worked with Ubuntu will build a box with my SCSI adapter and see what happens!  I will give you the points and if I need more help will post again.

james
rindiCommented:
Thanks. Anyway, the distro shouldn't matter, this would be the same or at least similar in most of the distro's, at least the large ones which follow a normal configuration structure.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Home Theaters

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.