Originally posted by newjuan
i'd be super appreciative if anybody could help me with the proper command to run in terminal to burn an iso with cdrecord.
First, this is better than anything I can give you: CD-Recordable FAQ
Now, do you just want the command, or a more explanatory tutorial? Here's the command
# cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/iso
and some info.
First, the command must be issued as su (super user, root). NB: if you see $ it's a normal user, # means su.
Now, if you want to know the <burning speed> look on the drive door.
For <your device> issue
# cdrecord -scanbus
and get some input similar to this
bash-2.05b# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord 2.00.3 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
0,0,0 0) 'SONY ' 'CD-RW CRX230E ' 'QYS1' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) 'SONY ' 'DVD RW DRU-500A ' '2.0c' Removable CD-ROM
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
1,0,0 100) 'HITACHI_' 'DK23CA-30 ' '0811' Disk
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *
so we see I have both a CD-RW and a DVD+/-RW. I'll use the CD-RW in this example.
If you don't know where you saved the ISO image, well...
Now, here's a real life example of me burning slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso to disc.
bash-2.05b# cdrecord -v speed=24 dev=0,0,0 /AppSwap/Linux/Slackware/slackware-9.1-install-d1.iso
Does this help you?