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Old 10-22-2003, 12:25 AM   #16
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why don't you try another software like k3b?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:58 PM   #17
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I've tried every Linux CD burning software I can find. K3b is no better, in fact it's close to the worst I've used. And I dislike KDE in general.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:11 PM   #18
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Perhaps if none of the burner apps are to your liking, you can just do it through the CLI. It's just 2 steps:

1. Make your image file, which we'll call "my_image.img" by running this command:
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

2. Burn it to CD by running this command:
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data my_image.img

Naturally you would want to adjust the speed setting to match your CD-RW. As I mentioned before, I recommend using a lower setting than the max rating is. Sorry to hear you're having such a rough time with this, but I hope that one way or another you'll be able to find a suitable solution to this issue. -- J.W.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 11:06 PM   #19
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Perhaps you didn't read the rest of the thread, the problem isn't that I don't like any of the GUI's, I quite like gnometoaster and have been using it for years. The problem is that I can't burn on-the-fly properly.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 12:46 AM   #20
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??? Perhaps I actually did read the rest of the thread, and, given that every app that has been suggested is a non-starter for you, figured that maybe a non-GUI option such as the command line might be a possibilty. Sorry bro, I was just trying to offer a suggestion that I thought might be helpful. -- J.W.

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Old 10-23-2003, 10:56 PM   #21
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The commands you provided won't burn it on the fly, it just makes an image on the hard drive then burns that. I can do that with XCDRoast, and it does it quite nicely, but I want to be able to burn on the fly.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 11:54 PM   #22
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OK, so now I have my reader and my burner setup as SCSI, and it burns alright in gtoaster, but still a lot slower than it should (about 15 minutes to copy a half-full CD). I also tried K3B, but it just crashed my machine entirely before burning even started, so it's still absolute shit IMO.

Any more ideas on how to make this work the way it should? Seriously, it was faster than this on my 4x burner and 16x reader.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:41 AM   #23
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i'm starting to wonder if you got a defective burner or something....

if you got windows, maybe try to burn on windows and see if just as slow or something...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 02:04 AM   #24
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"cdda2wav -D/dev/cdrom -Ocdr -t1 | cdrecord -v -pad speed=48 dev=0,0,0 -dao -audio -fix -text"

i don't know how to do it myself, but you need a dash at the end of the
cdda2wav command to write to a pipe, and you need a dash at the end
of the cdrecord line to read from a pipe.

cdda2wav -D/dev/cdrom -Ocdr -t1 -| cdrecord -v -pad speed=48 dev=0,0,0 -dao -audio -fix -text -
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:12 PM   #25
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Quote:
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i'm starting to wonder if you got a defective burner or something....

if you got windows, maybe try to burn on windows and see if just as slow or something...
I know the burner works, cause I've burned things with it before and it worked just fine, just not on-the-fly. If anything, it's the reader that's defective I think. Unfortunately (well, actually, fortunately, but unfortunately in this case), I don't have Windows on this machine, so I can't test it out. I suppose I could pull my reader out of my other machine and see if it works any better with that reader (even though it's only rated at 24x).
 
Old 10-25-2003, 02:24 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by CanadianPenguin
I know the burner works, cause I've burned things with it before and it worked just fine, just not on-the-fly. If anything, it's the reader that's defective I think. Unfortunately (well, actually, fortunately, but unfortunately in this case), I don't have Windows on this machine, so I can't test it out. I suppose I could pull my reader out of my other machine and see if it works any better with that reader (even though it's only rated at 24x).
well as far as xcdroast, goes i finally did try my first audio cd dupe and it doesn't do audio on the fly. it treats audio cds very differently than data cds which it will dupe on the fly. the message i got dealt with cdrtools-cdrecord and waiting for audio cd on-the-fly cd duplication support. so, i guess the saying that when you assume you make an ass of u and me is pretty prophetic in this case. sorry about that. but anyway, how does your burner do on data cds? is it still slow burning those on the fly?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 12:56 AM   #27
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Haven't tried it with any data CD's, I will be tomorrow when I back some stuff up for work (might even try an on-the-fly copy on one). I'll let you know.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:19 AM   #28
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I'm copying a data CD on-the-fly, and it's still going really slow. Could this be a problem caused by having both the drives on the same channel? Would it help to put the writer as the master and the reader as the slave? Or would it be better to put the reader on the same channel as my hard drive (and eventually put a second hard drive on my writer channel)?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 02:59 AM   #29
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the drives could be having a little trouble, and keep resetting to non-dma.
it's always best to have the writer by itself on a channel, especially since
it locks the channel when it's fixating a disk.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 02:11 PM   #30
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I can't really have it on its own channel since there will eventually be four drives in the machine, but I could put it on a separate channel from the reader. I'll try that today and let you know if it helps.

Seriously, who's stupid idea was IDE anyway? It's so terrible, only two drives on each channel...
 
  


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