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Old 02-06-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
VinRoh
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way to get the media type of CD drive


Hi,
I am new to linux world and facing some issues using SUse Enterprize 32 bit OS. I am looking for commands in linux which can give the media type of the CDrom drive. For instance if I have CD/DVD in the drive , I would like to know if it has No/Wrong Media, cd r/cd rw, Blank Cd etc.

I tried using :

cdrecord -prcap dev=/dev/cdrom 2>/dev/null | grep 'Current:'
from the link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...writer-712856/

But it just gives reand and write speeds for Cd and DVD.

Also , to let you know, I am using

cdrecord --version

Cdrecord-yelling-line-to-tell-frontends-to-use-it-like-version 2.01.01a03-dvd
Wodim 1.1.8
Copyright (C) 2006 Cdrkit suite contributors
Based on works from Joerg Schilling, Copyright (C) 1995-2006, J. Schilling

Please let me know if it is possible to get the current mediatype details . Thanks in advance for all the suggestions.

Last edited by VinRoh; 02-06-2012 at 04:16 AM. Reason: Information added
 
Old 02-06-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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