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I've just installed slackware 11 on my averatec 2260 and I want to know how to burn cds & dvds.I tried installing k3b but it's been giving me nothing but trouble.It asks for the root password to setup k3b but once I put it in it does nothing.It seems there is some problem with cdrecord and this kernel.I really want to remove windows from my laptop but feel I can't until I can use my dual layer dvd burner.
Any help would be grreatly appreciated.
No go,when I put root password in nothing happens
This is really frustrating,I need the burner.
Edit: I think I got it fixed.I just started an x session as root and it allowed me to configure the k3bsetup,Duh I feel silly.
Thanx for the help anyway.
If you want to burn in a terminal, these are a few commands that work quite nicely:
To erase a CD-RW:
cdrecord -v dev=/dev/hda blank=fast
To blank a DVD+RW:
growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/dev/zero
dvd+rw-format -force -lead-out /dev/dvd
To burn an image of a CD to the hard drive:
dd if=/dev/hda of=namethecd.iso
To make a CD from the iso image:
cdrecord -v -eject driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/hda /path/to/file.iso
To burn an iso to DVD:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hd*=image.iso
To copy from one drive to another:
(This will copy a VCD)
cdrdao copy --device /dev/hda --source-device /dev/hdc