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As you see, I want to read/write my dvd writer and cdrw as in Windows XP. (that means i can copy and drag etc.) I have both Benq dvdr and Samsung cdrw. How do i amend in the fstab so as to perform normal read/write access? Currently the fstab i'm using are thru cut & paste. I'm still not familiar with the command yet. Helps needed urgently. Thanks.
well these is no big deal ,u can make an empty folder in /tmp
then post the symlink of that on ur desktop,then when u drag and drop ur data in that folder,just write that folder to your CD using k3b
does windows XP do more than that??
windows Xp uses Roxio CD burning software for that and gives u an extra option of "write these files to the CD"
What i actually need is to avoid using k3b but rather a direct dragging of data in folder A to folder B. I'm also not quite familiar in posting of symlink. If possible, maybe u can help me look into the fstab to see how to edit it so my dvd n cdrw will have no problem in writing data. Thanks.
Ok, no luck with this yet, but i've found more detail about how this all works.
you need support for the udf filesystem. you can check this with 'cat /proc/filesystems'. Look for 'udf'
If you don't have support try 'modprobe udf'. If there are no errors check that the module is loaded with lsmod and then check 'cat /proc/filesystems' again. If this doesn't work you'll need to recompile your kernel with support for the udf filesystem
You also need packet writing support. In your kernel config this can be found under Device Drivers --> Block Devices. I compiled this as a module. It's called pktcdvd, so i run 'modprobe pktcdvd'.
Once that's done your kernel should be setup the way it needs to be.
This provides: mkudffs - for making a udf filesystem on to a dvd, cd, file, etc.
pktsetup - for assigning your burner to a packet writing device node
cdrwtool - automagically set up a cd-rw disc for packet writing
So, you need to assign your burner to a pktcdvd node. Assuming your cd burner is /dev/hdc you'd type 'pktsetup 0 /dev/hdc'. This should create /dev/pktcdvd/0
Next you need to format a disc. This is the part i can't get to work! If you're using a cd-rw you can type 'cdrwtool -d /dev/hdc -q'. If it's a DVD+RW disc then do 'mkudffs /dev/hdc'. If you get an error you might need to format the disc first using 'dvd+rw-format -force /dev/hdc'. It should work the same for DVD-RW as well but i can't get it to work! mkudffs always gives the error "trying to change the type of multiple extensions". I've searched a bit but found no solution for this yet! (But quite a few people getting the same error).
Anyways, after the disc is formatted and contains a udf filesystem you can mount it like so:
mount -t udf /dev/pktcdvd/0 /mnt/cdwriter
I've tried to get this working with a CD-RW and still no go. The common error, with the DVD-RW and CD-RW seems to be 'unable to read superblock'. I then have trouble getting the disc to eject. As long as i run linux i will never run out of things to do!
I have a BENQ 16x DVD writer. It's a brand new model so this may be where my troubles are coming from.