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Old 04-06-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
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How to burn an ISO to CD-RW?


I keep hearing that you can burn iso images to CD-RW, yet I have not been able to-I've tried kb3, xfburn, etc and even through the terminal with-
Code:
dvdrecord -dao --eject driveropts=burnfree 
dev=/dev/cddevice --data /path/to/iso_file
What am I doing wrong?

Note i can burn CD-R/DVD-R
 
Old 04-06-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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I use K3B for this, and usually it should only refuse if the disk has been used already and is was formatted in a way that it has to be formatted first.
Try formatting the disk.

Also, does your drive support RW-media?
K3B should be able to tell you what stuff is supported by your drive.

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:24 AM   #3
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That's a good question-does my drive support cd-rw?
It says it does...
I have a HP Pavillion a810n AMD Athlon64 w/ DVD-RW/CD-RW and a CDROM.
It burns DVD-R/+R and CD-R's great.
Maybe it can't burn CD-RW, that would suck!
 
Old 04-06-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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In K3B check Settings -> Configure K3b and then Devices.
You should see a screen like this:
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:03 AM   #5
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But...

Have you erased the CD before you tried to record. CDs must be erased, but DVDs should be overwritten. Neither can be formatted too many times.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 06:08 AM   #6
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No, I've always tried with new CD-RW's. It can make data cd/dvd's too, just won't burn an iso to cd-rw, always ends up blank.?
 
Old 04-06-2009, 07:40 AM   #7
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Well...

You say you can burn data, music, etc. to these CD-RW disks?

If not, or if so, try to format one of the CD-RW disks. Did you find a listing of what the drive will burn?

As root try the command "lshw" and find your drive on the list to see if it tells you it will burn CD-RW. If you do not have it in your distro, you should find it a repository.

You did try K3b with its graphic interface?

I have a feeling I am in desperation telling you things you already know and have tried.

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Old 04-06-2009, 07:49 AM   #8
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Actually no, being a Newbie. I didn't know about "lshw".
I did do as you said with k3b-says I can burn anything-

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
Thanks for your help! Will now try formatting a CD-RW...
 
Old 04-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #9
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Blank the disk before trying to write something to it, use 'blank=fast' or 'blank=all' options for cdrecord.
 
  


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