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hi guys i need help i have a cdrewritable drive installed on my system and i want to write cds specifically data Cds .i also have cdrecord installed on my system so what iwant to know is the commands to be able to make use of cdrecord to write my cds.okay i am assuming from my basic knowledge that cdrecord can write my cds if it can i will like a step by step guide to writing the cds and if it cant another tool that can .thank gees please step by step ,i intend to grow but 4 now iam still anew newebie.
You need to first create an .iso for cdrecord to write. To do that, I tend to use mkisofs. Of course, you really don't need to do any of this, you can grab yourself one of the many available graphical front ends to writing CD's and bypass the command line on this one. Another option is cdcopy: http://jetblackz.freesite.org/Installingcdcopy.html
Which is a script that does most/all of this for you
However, here's a breakdown:
Read the mkisofs man page, but it's something along the lines of:
mkisofs -LJR /path/to/data/file data.iso
cdrecord dev=x,x,x speed=x /path/to/data.iso
There are other shortcuts to this, but that's the basics.
Originally posted by akhilnair Hi i am a new newbie tooo. :-)
and this is certainly not a reply to your post was just wondering what distro are u using??.. and is it good to start off on?..
i know its probably a dumb question!!
pls do post a reply
Hi there! Please do not hijack others thread to ask them a completely unrelated question to their original. At the very least, wait until a proper reply to their question is given, and then proceed from there. This will ensure the thread stays on topic until it's answered, as well as help the person to get a good answer to their question.
okay my distro i s redhat and i think is fair i guess u can start with it also remember to abide by forum ethics.so akhilnair i hope this helps you . now to those who replied my post thanks i will try them out and get back to u guys soon.
hello buffs thanks for your advice so far but i am still experiencing problems .i created the cdimage successfully with mkisofs but now i need the commands to view this image before i write to cd.also how can i determine the values for my writer i.e dev=x,x,x.how can i determine the values of x for the writer on my system.
0,0,0 0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'CD-RW GCE-8481B ' '1.10' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
i got some ouput like this so which is the correct one for my cdrewritable.my cdrewritable is named /dev/sg1.
What do you mean, 'non iso file'? If it was made by mkisofs, it is an iso. If it is from some other program, there are tools for converting to iso.
You device appears to be 0,0,0. Try using 'dev=0,0,0'.
thanks for your timely reply.actually i thought it was supposed to be an iso file also.but i got this:" warning:creating non -iso 9660 filesystem"i really do not know why but i used the joilet extension.i want to know if this makes any difference to my cd.
For your needs, until you learn how to read man pages (they can be overwhelming if you aren't prepared or used to them), I'd suggest going with one of the gui applications to write CD's. XCDRoast is commonly referred to, however, for a newbie, if you can install K3B, I'd suggest using that. Eroaster used to be a great tool, but it's been a long while since I've used it, it may no longer be as nice as it used to be