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Old 02-03-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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Can't burn install cds


I've spent many hours trying to implement the advice I
got here last week. One of the things is installing a more up-to-date distro. I downloaded the iso images,
but I don't know how to burn them to cdrw. The normal mountpoint for cdrom1 is read-only. I tried scsi emulation, but I can't find out if that works, because the last step is to change the link, which is currently
/dev/cdrom1 --> /dev/scd0. I know how to make links,
but I don't know how to remove existing ones. I tried,
but messed up. Now it says /dev/cdrom1 doesn't exist,
but when I ls -l, it and its link are encased in red -
broken link. How can I fix this?
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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can you supply your /etc/fstab.

remove links by just rm them.

what's the output of `dmesg |grep -i cdrom` ??
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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if you have a gui, nautilus will have built in functionality to burn iso files, and k3b for kde supplies this as well.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 09:06 AM   #4
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http://www.k3b.org/

I love this piece of software!

-David
 
Old 02-03-2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem, I downloaded cdburnerxp pro, its also free
 
Old 02-03-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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I have found that k3b can control cd's even when my system says something is wrong!
 
Old 02-03-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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Can't burn install cds

Thanks for all the useful advice, but I can't try any of it until I fix my broken link, and learn how to rm the link only and not the device file.

satinet requested the following information -

dmesg | grep -i cdrom1 yielded no output

/etc/fstab contains cdrom1. I'll print the whole directory if you want.

P.S. As I don't know if this thread will be revisited, I'm going to post this
reply as a new thread. If this is the wrong thing to do, let me know, as also about the wording of the subject title of this new thread, "Can't burn install cds - response to satinet"
 
Old 02-03-2006, 11:01 PM   #8
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CD writing accesses the device directly and does not use fstab nor is the link important. I will assume that you have not upgraded the kernel. Here is the command line method to burn ISO files.

The output of the following command will provide the device for cdrecord:
cdrecord --scanbus
(will display something like)
0,0,0 0) 'HP ' 'CD-Writer+ 9600 ' '1.0a' Removable CD-ROM

Then use the results as the device to burn the CD.
cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 src.iso (replace src.iso with the actual file names)

BTW it is against the site rules to post the same question twice.

Last edited by michaelk; 02-03-2006 at 11:05 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 09:06 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maokc
P.S. As I don't know if this thread will be revisited, I'm going to post this
reply as a new thread. If this is the wrong thing to do, let me know, as also about the wording of the subject title of this new thread, "Can't burn install cds - response to satinet"
FYI, people who respond to a thread get subscribed to it by default. This means that usually they'll get email notifications when replies are posted. OTOH, from the forum's point of view your other thread is just a new thread so they won't get this notification. Couple with that the fact that a new thread is exactly as visible as an existing one, but doesn't have the prior posts for readers to get context, and you can see why it's best to keep replies in the same thread.
 
  


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