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Old 06-10-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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sharing cd-rom burner to windows machines

is there a way to share a cd-rom burner on a linux box (running debian sid) so that i can use it as a drive letter on a windows xp box? i have samba running and have a shared folder on my debian box that i have mapped as a drive letter on my winxp box, but want to do the same for a cd-rom burner

any ideas? can i use samba for this?
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Is this for reading or reading / writing? For read only you should be able to use samba.

For writing here is one idea:
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If you mean whether you can read a mounted CD
from XP, the answer is yes, and you can use
Samba for that.

If you want to be able to burn, the answer is:
maybe. If the cdrtools can be compiled in
Windows, e.g. in cygwin, you may be able to
use the CD-R via the RSCSI interface. But
I've never tried it, and have NO information
on whether cdrtools can be built in windows
(and I can't be bothered looking that up for
you, either ;}). In this scenario Samba wouldn't
have a place at all, and there would be no
windows-drive assigned to it, either.

Whether there's other ways I don't know,
just google ;}

Old 06-10-2004, 10:24 PM   #4
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thanks to you both. i will definitely check out the webcdwriter

if i find anything else i will post it


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