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Before I state my problem, let me make perfectly clear that I am a complete newborn-baby just-fell-off-the-turnip-truck noob to linux. If you should decide to answer my post to help me, please take that into consideration. Telling me to edit my cupcake file or post my blowfish config means nothing to me if you don't tell me exactly step by step how to do this. I don't mean to sound rude, I am just very frustrated at this point!
On Suse Pro 9.1 I am trying to burn some data from my Windows directory on to a dvd. It fails and tells me something about root and not being able to unmount dvdrecorder. Can anyone help me on how to resolve this? Did I mention that I am a soaking-wet noob to linux???? Thanks!
As far as not being root, try using the sudo command. That is, prefix "sudo " to everything you type that gives you an error about not being root. Your system may or may not be configured to let you use this, but if it is, then you're done. If it doesn't work, tell me why, and I'll show you how to make it work...
Thanks for posting, but I think you missed the part about me being a total noob. As far as typing goes, I haven't typed anything. I am trying to use k3b with my mouse. If you tell me to type something, I need to know exactly how and where to do it. I don't mean to be a pain, but I have absolutely no idea what I am doing in Linux.
Oh, sorry, that's my bad. I did misinterpret- I thought you were at command line. OK, so here's my next piece of advice:
log out of your user account and log back in as root. I'm assuming that this is your home computer and that you have the login password for root. If this is not the case, then we need to talk to your administrator. OK, so log in as root and do exactly what you were doing before and it shouldn't complain about you not being root. OK?
Thanks, logging in as root allowed me to begin the burning process. Unfortunately, the burn failed with an error at about the 50% mark. I wish I could log back into windows, but I can't even do that. This 3 1/2 day experience has been a nightmare. Thanks everyone for your help.
Perhaps you could post what error you see and someone will help you. K3B has to be setup to allow non-root users to use it. You shouldn't log in as root as a rule. It is a way to royally screw things up.
To set up k3b, log in as a regular user. Open k3b, then select Settings>k3b setup. It will prompt you for the root password and take you step by step through setting everything up. Once set up, you can burn discs as a regular user.
Don't give up so soon! It will take some time to get accustomed to a new operating system, but it is well worth it.
You need to mount the DVD to be able to see it. You open a console and enter the command "su" to become root, then the command:
mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
If you don't have a directory named /mnt/dvd, you can create one:
After you mount the drive, you should see your files in the directory /mnt/dvd. When you are done, the command:
will un-mount the dvd and spit the disc out. If it says "device busy", make sure you are not accessing the /mnt/dvd directory with a program, and make sure you are not issuing the "eject" command from within the /mnt/dvd directory.