Hmmm, the SCSI thing might be an issue. I know with mine it appends "hdc=ide-scsi" to the kernel boot parameters for my CDRW drive. I'd at least build the SCSI stuff as modules. That way it won't bloat up the kernel, but it'll load if it needs it. I think MagicDev is like the Windows auto-insert/auto-mount...but I'd have to check on that to be sure.