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Old 04-27-2003, 09:46 AM   #1
ludwig W
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big cd burning problems


I've tried all these 3 cd burning apps and I can't get any to work right.

WHY IS EVERTTHING SO DAMN DIFFICULT IN LINUX???

Every single damn thing I try and install,I get problems with and I spend a whole day,sometimes weeks,trying to sort it out.

ok,rant over,but it really is insane.


1.I tried k3b.Found a binary for RH8 and installed it.HAd some dependency problems,but sorted them.Install went ok. FOund an icon in the EXRAS menu and clicked on it.Nothing.Ran it from the terminal.Nothing.Founf the k3b file in /usr/bin. Nothing .worked.Gave up.

2.Gnometoaster.Incredibly complicated.Couldn't get it to burn multisession cds at all.Tried for days.Made about 10 coasters before I gave up.

3 xcdroast: seemed easier than toaster.Burned a cd ok,but couldn't burn another session at all.Prety useless.No info on the net.No howto's.Burned another 10 coasters trying to get it to do a multisession cd.No luck.


Can anyone sugest anything or point to some simple guides on the net as to how to install run these or any other cd burning apps?

Ludwig
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:49 AM   #2
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Try eroaster. Thats pretty handy.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/eroaster/
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:49 AM   #3
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Sorry, double post.

Last edited by Nukes; 04-27-2003 at 12:45 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 10:47 AM   #4
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cdrecord -v(verbose) speed=(speed of your burner) dev=(major and minor number of device, mine is 0,0) whatever file you want to burn.
example:
cdrecord -v speed =10 dev=0,0 cd_image *
to create a cd image:
mkisofs -r -o cd_image private_collection *
* courtesy of Linux The Complete Reference 7th Ed.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:12 AM   #5
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cdrecord -v(verbose) speed=(speed of your burner) dev=(major and minor number of device, mine is 0,0) whatever file you want to burn.
example:
cdrecord -v speed =10 dev=0,0 cd_image *
to create a cd image:
mkisofs -r -o cd_image private_collection *
* courtesy of Linux The Complete Reference 7th Ed.
yeah,that's really useful

Quote:
ry eroaster. Thats pretty handy.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/eroaster/
great. Another program that needs about 5 other dependencies that you have to make and install in order for it to work.what's more,like most of these dependencies,they are impossible to find to download them.
............jeeeez,what a joke
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:42 AM   #6
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ok,let me try and make this simple:

The only thing I've been able to install ok is xcdroast.
Let me ask :

how do you burn something to a blank cd and then later burn something else to it?
Can someone explain in simple clear English rather than Hexadecimal or Arabic please.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 11:49 AM   #7
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You need CD-RW's for that. Most cd writing programs should have an option for blanking a cd-rw before rewriting to it.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 12:01 PM   #8
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sorry,I must be missing something here.
Are you saying that you can't write a bit of data to a CD-R disk and then the next day write some more?
Are you saying that you need a CDRW disk for that?

IS there no program in Linux that does this: like Nero does for Windows where you can write bits of data to a cr-r and then add more?
 
Old 04-27-2003, 12:44 PM   #9
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Right, got one:
Use mkisofs to create the blocks of data you want to record onto the CD.
Howto: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO-3.html
Then use cdrecord with the -multi option to burn them. You must use the -multi option for EACH SESSION.
There is a nice howto for CD burning here:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO.html
Hope that is a bit better, or at least what you asked for.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 12:58 PM   #10
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'CD-RW (compact disc-rewritable) is a type of disc that enables you to write onto the disc multiple times. One of the problems with CD-R is that you can only write to it one time. With CD-RW drives and discs, you can treat the optical disc just like a floppy or hard disk, writing data or music onto it multiple times. It is important to note that CD-R, also known as "record once," can be played in a conventional home or car CD player.'
I found this at the bestbuy.com FAQ
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:00 PM   #11
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ludwig, we (at least I) can understand the frustration very well; however when someone tries to help you, please try to at least give them the thanks they deserve for their effort.

Also, by placing your distro in your info under your name will help us to give you more distro specific instructions on getting things installed since alot of distros have an easy to use package management system, someone can give you more tailored instructions on getting your apps installed.

As for this...

Multi-Session CDBurning is of course available in Linux. All of these gui front ends to cd burning are using the same tools to do it. So if 1 can, then you can bet any of the others can as well; along with the command line app they are actually using: mkisofs; cdrecord or cdrdao.

The links above from Nukes, who has been great in answering all your questions, are a must read. Once you understand what exactly is going on when you burn a cd, you will better understand some of the dependencies, and maybe even just go from the command line.

I am not trying to discourage you from asking questions, I just noticed, in this thread, that you are very displeased with anyone's help so far. That's fine, a simple 'thank you, that's not exactly what I am looking for, I will keep on searching' would be great.



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Old 04-27-2003, 01:06 PM   #12
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Nukes,I know you mean well,but I just want a damn program that I can install and use.
I've spent 3 days solidly trying to get some thing to work and I really don't want to have to spend my time reading that HOWTO becasue it looks totally unintelligible.It's obviously written for people who know what they are doing.
I,it would seem, do not.

Is there not a simple step by step guide anwhere as to how to use and install a cdrw program,or does everyone have to be a UNIX programmer to use one?
Isn't there a program that just works without you having to download and compile lots of other software that you don't ahve the dependencies for?

I just give up ,I'm afraid.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:35 PM   #13
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sorry for the tone and lack of appreciation


Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
ludwig, we (at least I) can understand the frustration very well; however when someone tries to help you, please try to at least give them the thanks they deserve for their effort.

Also, by placing your distro in your info under your name will help us to give you more distro specific instructions on getting things installed since alot of distros have an easy to use package management system, someone can give you more tailored instructions on getting your apps installed.

As for this...

Multi-Session CDBurning is of course available in Linux. All of these gui front ends to cd burning are using the same tools to do it. So if 1 can, then you can bet any of the others can as well; along with the command line app they are actually using: mkisofs; cdrecord or cdrdao.

The links above from Nukes, who has been great in answering all your questions, are a must read. Once you understand what exactly is going on when you burn a cd, you will better understand some of the dependencies, and maybe even just go from the command line.

I am not trying to discourage you from asking questions, I just noticed, in this thread, that you are very displeased with anyone's help so far. That's fine, a simple 'thank you, that's not exactly what I am looking for, I will keep on searching' would be great.



Cool
 
Old 04-27-2003, 02:31 PM   #14
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If your using an rpm based distro(redhat/mandrake/etc) here's the rpm you need.http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/powerto....8-4.i386.html
Here is a link to information about multi-seesion recording http://www.sgms-centre.com/linux/howto/cdwriting/
 
Old 04-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #15
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thx m8
 
  


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