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Old 08-17-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
sdonald
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back up files to dvd


I need to save some .c files. The Red Hat Linux 5.5 machine I am on has a DVD multi recorder drive in it. A cdrecord -scanbus gives me "4,0,0 400) 'TSSTcorp' 'DVD+-RW TS-L633C' 'D250' Removable CD-ROM".
When I add "/dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvd-rw iso9660 user,kudzu 0 0" to /etc/fstab and do a mount /mnt/dvd-rw, I get "mount: block device /dvd/dvdrw is write-protected, mounting read-only", "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/dvdrw, missing codepage or other error".
Please help. Should I go about this another way??? All I need to do is save some source files to the dvd and restore them on another machine.

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Old 08-17-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hi -

I would recommend the following:

1. Mount your CD-DVD writer through the GUI (if possible)

2. Use the GUI to backup your files (if possible)

Here's a good (older, but still applicable) link:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...isks-cdrw.html

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 08-18-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help, but ...
The CD/DVD Creator cannot see the drive and I cannot find any way to mount it in the tool.
When I mount it with a mount command I get the read only error.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 05:32 AM   #4
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Have you tried K3b ? I've got the default Gnome on Centos 5.5, but the K3b installed via yum, so ignore the 'KDE' note. Works a treat.
Note I didn't have to do the mount by hand, K3b handled it all.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 08:24 AM   #5
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k3b

How/where do I get K3B??
 
  


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