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Old 04-09-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Best free/low-cost Windows software for burning Linux iso's to CD/DVD-R CD/DVD-RW


Suggestions please-something at least comparable to k3b.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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I use CDBurnerXP http://cdburnerxp.se/

There are several other options as well.

when you say comparable, exactly what features are you looking for ?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:01 AM   #3
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ImgBurn is easy and reliable:
http://www.imgburn.com/
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:11 AM   #4
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OK-my PC, a HP Pavillion a810n w/ CD/DVD writer-for some reason can't write cd-rw's-says it's supposed to-But it doesn't
My k3b GUI says I'm setup to burn anything, my check of "lshw" got this-

Code:
*-cdrom:0
                description: DVD writer
                product: CD/DVDW TS-H552B
                vendor: TSSTcorp
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                version: HP08
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
So, I should be able to write CD-RW's, but it never works-different programs-nope, nothing.
Anyway-so I figured trying Wine with a Windows app(but don't know?), or installing one of the suggestions you guys provide to my brother's XP and burning the CD/DVD-RW's on his computer.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
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When I went through my phase of distrohopping a few years back, I tried CD-RWs, and one or two of them failed (problems usually during installation) so I stopped using them and stick to CD-Rs or DVD-Rs now. I've no idea why they're not as reliable as -Rs.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 06:55 AM   #6
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Google for 'Infra-Recorder'. It's free-ware, and back when I still has WinXP around, I found it VERY simple and reliable. One or two clicks to burn a CD image.

Alternately, under Linux, while I'm not sure what version of cdrw-tools you may have on your system, you could try the following to burn a CD .ISO image (assuming that's what you're trying to do):

As root, do:
Code:
bash$ cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd speed=4 padsize=63s -pad -dao -v -eject /absolute/path/to/image.iso
substituting your '/dev/whatever' for the drive you are using, and put the /path/to/the/ISO/image file at the end,

Good luck!
Sasha

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #7
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ImgBurn is easy and reliable:
http://www.imgburn.com/
You didn't mention it's also free.

Mainly I want to put in another plug for ImgBurn. I think it is the best choice. Before I found ImgBurn I tried several other CD burning programs and was always confused over their UI and sometimes got bad results. No I install ImgBurn on any Windows computer where I need to Burn CDs or DVDs. That has been at least eight different Windows computers so far and as many different kinds of media and zero problems.

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Suggestions please-something at least comparable to k3b.
k3b isn't bad for CD burning on Linux, but I'd be a lot happier if ImgBurn were available on Linux.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #8
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Really I wanna know if you can write changes back to a CD-RW using a livecd distro like slax?
Is that possible?
Like a USB?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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Do you mean just write back edited parts? Just change one bit without changing everything else? No, I shouldn't think so.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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Hi,

Look at the 'Media Burning' section of 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware« links!
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:02 AM   #11
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OK-in Slackware 12.2 it seems it's not recognizing my CD/DVD writer.

Code:
root@bz:~# cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom1 speed=4 padsize=63s -pad -v -eject /root/Desktop/v1/mydsl.iso
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -sao mode.
cdrecord: If your drive does not accept -sao, try -tao.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a57 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2009 J÷rg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '/dev/cdrom1'
devname: '/dev/cdrom1'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/cdrom1'. Cannot open or use SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
I tried (dev=/dev/cdrom) also (=/dev/cdrom0/1/2/etc), then I did scanbus-

Code:
root@bz:~# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 2.01.01a57 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2009 J÷rg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
scsibus4:
        4,0,0   400) 'Generic ' 'USB SD Reader   ' '1.00' Removable Disk
        4,1,0   401) *
        4,2,0   402) *
        4,3,0   403) *
        4,4,0   404) *
        4,5,0   405) *
        4,6,0   406) *
        4,7,0   407) *
scsibus1001:
        1001,0,0 100100) 'TSSTcorp' 'CD/DVDW TS-H552B' 'HP08' Removable CD-ROM
        1001,1,0 100101) 'SAMSUNG ' 'CD-ROM SC-148A  ' 'B402' Removable CD-ROM
        1001,2,0 100102) *
        1001,3,0 100103) *
        1001,4,0 100104) *
        1001,5,0 100105) *
        1001,6,0 100106) *
        1001,7,0 100107) *
It seems it's only recognizing the CDROM Player-not the burner-?
I have burned iso's to CD-R in Slack, but when I try CD-RW, that's what happens.
How do I fix this?? Here is fstab-
Code:
  GNU nano 2.0.9                            File: /etc/fstab

/dev/hda9        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda1        /                ext3        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda5        /mnt/hda5        vfat        defaults         1   0
/dev/sde1        /mnt/usb         vfat   noauto,user,rw,exec   0   0
#/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,rw  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       defaults         0   0
It was "ro", but changing it to "rw" didn't help-probably that's the CDROM, not CD-writer, and it should be "ro"?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:04 AM   #12
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OH-I saw the comment just as I hit save...der?
Is that the issue?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:04 AM   #13
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my opinion it the best burner ripper and others it's NERO. NERO 9 can make copy of the blu-ray disc, DVD and cd with the foot beside of the back. I use it to make my personal dvd's. I download the movies in the BitComet and make the menus and intro with NERO. OK. It's a pretty expensive but with sure that you pay for only one time to buy a burn program.

NERO it's number 1!!!
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:50 AM   #14
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If it's a matter of how many votes...

I too like CDBurnerXP and recommend it, but there may be no best here, only several that work well enough.

There may be some difference for the burning device used and for the medium to be burned, so best, or very good, may be particular to the circumstances and occasion.
 
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Really I wanna know if you can write changes back to a CD-RW using a livecd distro like slax?
Is that possible?
Like a USB?
Changing a CD-RW while booted from it, is a very complex thing to do. I'm sure you won't find simple support for that in any livecd, and trying to use a Windows CD burning program in Wine wouldn't help.

Some livecd versions have a way to relocate entirely into ram after booting, so the CD drive could be available for burning another .iso (but that would require enough ram for both the image you are booted from and the new one you want to burn).

Even if you weren't booted from the CD, I don't know whether any Linux CD writing software can write just changes inside the image to modify a CD-RW. The usual way is to create an entire new modified .iso file and write that.
 
  


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