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Old 06-02-2004, 03:56 PM   #1
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add a DVD burner to Redhat 9.0


I have a Sony DVD burner and I would like to add it to my Redhat 9.0 for file backup. How easy is it to do.?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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I guess you have to do the physical installation, and then boot the machine. Enter BIOS, detect the new device, and reboot the machine. If BIOS sees it correctly, the OS will, too.
Then you have to choose a dvd burning program.

It shouldn't be difficult.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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Done all that - loaded linux with dvd installed - what burner programs should I look for? Have spent hours on the net with nothing jumping up that appears to burn DVDs.

Sort of problem I get is a CD burner that will only write once on an RW disc so I end up having to erase the thing on my XP machine. Is this the way to go with Linux? My files are over 1Gig compressed so the CD is not much use I need the new technology and the future software.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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Did you try K3B? K3B can burn a dvd without problems.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:47 PM   #5
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Never had my hands on a dvd writer, but this should do it:
http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...mit=Search+...
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:03 PM   #6
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Yah, dvd tools should have growisofs in it.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:23 PM   #7
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cdrecord-Prodvd with a hacked mkisofs to allow bigger than 2 gig iso files.
mkisofs -r -J -o /dvd.iso .
cdrecord-Prodvd -vv dev=0,0,0 /dvd.iso
 
Old 06-03-2004, 12:10 AM   #8
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K3b is a GREAT CD/DVD burner! It's very nice and very easy to use. Similar to Nero. Get it from here: http://www.k3b.org/ - You'll love it!
 
Old 06-03-2004, 05:04 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help - I am going to try and load K3B on Friday. I have to get the source and compile it?

I am still a bit plug and play.

I think I did the same thing with my CAN driver and the gigabit card from Intel.

Let you know how I get on.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:03 PM   #10
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Hi - Tried to load this k3b thing for my dvd today. Built the box 3 times from scratch, ran a compiler? a make file? a configure? Produced some errors but no icon or application anywhere. Felt I was down a mine digging out coal foe a world running on wind power. ((Redhat 9.0 on a dual xenon)

Is this the future, any ideas where to start?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:39 PM   #11
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Do you prefer to compile from source? Did you try to install via rpm's?
I'm sure there are k3b rpms for redhat.
Do you know this rpm resource? It's very good!
http://rpm.pbone.net/
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:38 PM   #12
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that's the way unix starts, and what it's all about. small efficient tools are first made, and then frontends for them are perfected later. it's really easy to get the dvdrecord and stuff needed to build and burn dvd's, but the interfaces will take longer. in windows, when you're doing command line stuff, you always expect stuff to screw up, because it does. in linux, and bsd and such, you can script things, and they will work great time after time. i can start burning a dvd at the command line faster than i get a burning program up and running, and start dragging stuff. all those different programs use cdrecord and mkisofs anyway. i just bypass them.
 
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Does anybody have any recommendations of a dvd/cd burning software for the console? I have Linux running as a Server with no X Windows installed. I'd like to create back-up scripts for this.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 04:19 PM   #14
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whansard said it all. Search for cdrecord with support for dvd.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 04:32 PM   #15
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Oops should've read whansard's post entirely. Thanks!
 
  


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