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Old 10-13-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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How to burn CD's under Debian?

Ive got a CD burner: Aopen 32x12x48x in
a Linux Debian box.

Its fairly detected by the kernel (as hdc).

hda: WDC AC32500H, ATA DISK drive
hdb: GCR-8523B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed 
for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hdc: AOPEN CD-RW CRW3248 1.09 20020207, 
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
...but when I try to burn something with cdrtoaster
it shows:

cdrecord: No such file or directory. 
Cannot open SCSI driver. 
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. 
Make sure you are root.
Cdrecord 1.10 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) 
Copyright (C) 1995-2001 Jrg Schilling
Kernel is 2.4.18-1-586-tsc.

How to proceed? Is it complicated?
Old 10-13-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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If yours is a 2.4 kernel then you need to do scsi-emulation in order to use your cd-burner.
Old 10-13-2004, 12:40 PM   #3
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or, you can update your kernel to 2.6 that doesnt need scsi emulation

then you can use a graphical tool like k3b or xcdroast to record cds or you can do it from the command line following the instrutions in the link posted above

I'd rather use the 2.6 kernel, but it's your choice
Old 10-13-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Alternative to running the burner in scsi-emulation, try

cdrecord -scanbus dev=ATAPI
After that you should be able to identify the channel your drive is on and proceed to configure cdrtoaster. I don't use any of the GUI tools since I'm running console but I would proceed to burn my cd with the following command:

cdrecord -v dev=ATAPI:0,1,0 theisofile.iso
I don't use the scsi-emulation because I was getting errors when I try to copy from a disc to HD. This usually occurs when when I was trying to copy 2GB files over. Using this, I can still burn CD/DVDs and not get any errors when I move large files over.

Last edited by jonthelam; 10-13-2004 at 12:52 PM.
Old 10-13-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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With kernel some programs actually need scsi emulation again. xcdroast is one of them I don't know if it's needed for all programs but it was a kernel change so it looked pretty universal to me.
Old 10-13-2004, 03:03 PM   #6
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Originally posted by darkleaf
With kernel some programs actually need scsi emulation again. xcdroast is one of them I don't know if it's needed for all programs but it was a kernel change so it looked pretty universal to me.
i use the 2.6.8 kernel ..latest subversion without a problem with xcdroast not using scsi emulation...


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