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Old 02-20-2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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Burning CDs/DVDs


My system is running Fedora 8.

If I want to burn a CD/DVD I appear to have two options. Swap to Windows or become Root. Neither is particularly appealing since the former means I must save the files on a Windows NTFS partition and the other runs counter to the very sensible security concepts of Linux.

This is what the line for the CD in Fstab looks like
"/dev/sr0 /media/CD iso9660 rw,users,noauto 0 0"

Works a treat for Root but as far as my normal user Id goes, I get Read Only access. What have I missed?

ta, John
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:15 AM   #2
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Firstly, your fstab line is fine.

Secondly, you don't have to mount a CD/DVD in order to write to it.

What burning software are you trying to use?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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have you tried to run K3B as a normal user?

fstab line of 'users' should mean that all login users have access.

I do not use Fedora but maybe if k3b fails for you, you need to add yourself to the burning group?
 
Old 02-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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I've tried both Nautalis and K3B (which I find better). K3B tells me that I don't have a CD Writer installed and Nautalis simply reports an error when it tries to write.

Both work quite satisfactorily when I log in as "root".

"burning group"? please tell me more. I've tried adding myself to the "root" group - didn't change anything.

John
 
Old 02-20-2008, 07:36 AM   #5
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Smile User Account details

You'll need to edit your user account. Presumably, at the moment, it is something like:
john.users
Your main (login) group is users, but you also may belong to several other groups (audio, video, usb etc.). You also need to tick the box that specifies 'cdwriter' or 'cdburner'.
Then select in Nautilus the files you wish to burn, right-click and choose 'burn to cd' from the context menu.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 08:09 AM   #6
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Thanks,

No group of "CDWriter"/"CDburner" on the system so while I dig out exactly what each group offers, I (or rather "root") has added me to the same groups as "root" currently uses ("sys" and "wheel"). Now I can burn CDs.

However, as I see it, effectively I've duplicated "root" and that doesn't strike me as a good long term idea. So, I'll drop myself from each root group until I find the one I need to be in to burn CDs.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

John
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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Mandriva has groups cdrom and cdwriter so Fedora may have same and you have an error or Fedora may include links for cdrom to the burner ?

2) open a shell
Code:
groups (insert your local login name) eg groups john?
you are going to need cdrom as a minimum
 
  


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