CD Rom drives

Andy Davidson andy at
Tue May 30 18:14:53 PDT 2000

Okay, new 2.2.15 kernel.

When trying to read from the cd-writer with cdparanoia, I get the
following errors:

hdc: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: packet command error: error=0x30
ATAPI device hdc:
Error: Medium error -- (Sense key=0x03)
No reference position found -- (asc=0x06, ascq=0x00)
The failed "<NULL>" packet command was:
"be 04 00 01 75 9a 00 00 08 f8 00 00 "

Does anyone know what on earth they mean?

I've tried a number of CDs in there, and they all provoke these error

I've also had trouble reading some data cds, whereas others are fine..

Any ideas?

Andy Davidson <andy at>

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