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Old 11-04-2003, 09:11 PM   #1
erycz
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Unable to view cd files


i was using RH8 and was trying to record files to a cd (my CDRW is LG 52x32x52x). I try using KonCD to save those files, e.g. *.rpm, *.tar. when I click the start button the recording starts and before it was done an error message appears... after that the files i was about to record no longer exists in its directory and the cd disk were no longer viewable and usable... it was a backup cd disk... i cannot open it anymore either mounted... what should be the problem?


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Old 11-04-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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hmm... well the cd being unusable is understandable, but the part where the source files are no longer there is not. i tried using koncd once and it is not a very good program at all. try looking into installing either xcdroast, gnome-toaster, or e-roaster. i'm using xcdroast right now. there's the xcdroast package as well as 4 cdrtools packages, if i remember correctly. after you install xcdroast, you'll need to run it as root first. use these commands:

1. su
<enter root password>
2. xcdroast

a little pop up will appear. make sure you choose activate non-root user.
then click the set up button and:

1. check that it sees your burner
2. configure your burner options like read/write speed. actually, xcdroast does a great job of actually guessing it. for instance if i said that my burner was 4 times write speed, and i put in a cdr and proceed to burn xcdroast will figure out that i can burn a cdr at 8x's speed and burn it at that speed.
3. set up your image directory. use a directory that's writeable to everyone. i use /tmp myself.
5. save your configuration.

exit out of xcdroast and exit out of su by using the command, exit

run it as your user and set up a configuration file. basically click the set up button again. and just save configuration. all it needs for your regular user is a user config file.

hopefully your burner's okay though. mandy had a problem with lg cdroms/cdrws with installation where it killed the lg drives. i hope that hasn't happened to you though.
 
  


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