I've had trouble doing backups to DVD-RW drives so I purchased and installed a DVD-RAM drive (external SCSI). SCO hangs during the hardware listing for the first SCSI host adapter (which has the UNIX drive and the DVD-RAM drive). Has anyone ever got a DVD-RAM drive to work with SCO UNIX 5.0.7? I thought that SCO would see no difference between a DVD-RW drive and a DVD-RAM drive.
I wrote C that displays info about my hardware on ubuntu. Now I wonder how I can make it more flexible such as querying the hardware directly instead of the file the os updates. So I think I can look what write to /proc/scsi/scsi and do the same so that this code can work also on unices who could have other method than a /proc/scsi/scsi and so that I can learn how to display hardware information.