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Old 10-30-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
wh33t
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K3b Cd Copy...


Can someone tell me how I would make a copy of a CD using K3b? I go to the Copy CD button and it nothing appears in CD-Reader Device and Burning Device, I have run the K3b setup, but perhaps I have done something wrong? I just mainly clicked next a bunch of times like I normally would if I were running through a wizard in windows. I did add my username though. Anyways, please help.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with the same distro as you. The problem is, I don't think K3B recognizes my LG cd drive too well...I have an LG 52x IDE cdrom btw.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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Well Baldorg, I found this. now we just need someone to tell us what do... It says something about installing CVS CDRAO, or enabling SCSI-IDE, personally I'd rather enable SCSI-IDE if that would work. Anyone able to help me and Baldorg?

I cannot select my ATAPI CD-ROM as reading device in the cd copy dialog.
K3b currently uses cdrdao to copy CDs. Since the most recent version of cdrdao (1.1.7) does not support ATAPI devices you can only select SCSI devices in the copy dialog. To be able to use your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM as reading device you may either enable ide-scsi or install the cvs version of cdrdao which supports ATAPI devices for reading.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:37 PM   #4
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I have a similar problem, I have a cd rom & a cd writer. To use disk copy I must use the cd writer as the reader & writer in K3b, then everything works fine. If I'm making a data or audio cd I can use my cd rom as a reader. When I enable scsi support for my cd rom I can use it for disk copy but scsi support seems to cause other problems with different programs so I don't bother with it. I don't know if our problems are the same but if so maybe this will help.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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Mmmm... well it appears K3b doesn't support certain drives. I checked out there site. my Toshiba drive doesn't appear on the list. Maybe i can use some generic driver or something.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:39 PM   #6
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OK, guys

It will work. First run the setup program so it will look for the drives and update the fstab file. You will have to enter the root password to run the setup. On the screen, I think it's 2 or 3, you will need to pick a driver. Click on the driver, which usually says 'auto', and then select "generic mmc". Click through the rest of the setup and it should work.

Sometimes it wants to use another driver. It will usually tell you in the error which one it wants, just go back and select the one it says to use. Usually it is either 'generic mmc' or generic mmc raw'. Aparently 'auto' don't work.

It does work with LG CD R/Ws. I have one.

Post back if you have trouble.

 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:55 AM   #7
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Well I appreciate your help. Unfortunatly I dont see an option anywhere to pick those Drivers. On step 2 it shows my reader, and my writer information? is this what I'm looking for? My read has nothing under it, and my writer has all my toshiba info.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:05 AM   #8
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For the drivers part.

Click settings, select 'configure k3b'. Then click devices. Look to the right of cdrdao driver, there should be the word 'auto'. Click on the word 'auto'. It should turn into a pull down menu. Click to show the options and select the correct driver. Clcik apply and OK.

That usually fixes the problem with the drivers.

For the setup.

Go into a console as root. You can type in su <enter> and password if you need to. Then type in

Code:
k3bsetup
You should then get the setup program. Just click through to page 3. You need to make sure it sees your drive(s). It may not like really old drives. I have one that it sees but won't use for some reason. It should see the CD R/W though. Those are new enough. You can also select the drivers. You may still have to do it again in the program itself though. Different user I guess.

Page 4. Make sure it has a check next to 'let K3bSetup create the missing fstab entries'.

Page 5. Click add user and then add the user name you are usually logged in as. Mine is dale, for example. I also put in root.

Click next then finish. There will be a new window that pops up. Move the window out of the way and see if there is a error message there. Then close the window and you're done.

That I hope will help. Post back if it don't. I did the last one from memory. I was in Gentoo at the time.

Later


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Old 10-31-2003, 06:54 AM   #9
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I found the simplest way to get k3b (or any writing program in fact) to write CDs was to turn SCSI emulation on in the kernel.
First of all, add
append = "hdd=ide-scsi"
To your /etc/lilo.conf in the section relating to your normal distribution.

If that doesn't work, you'll also need to recompile your kernel to include SCSI emulation. Not sure if Mandrake includes this by default. It probably does though so this stage might be unnecessary.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 07:30 AM   #10
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Mandrake usually does that automatically. At least mine always has. If it is not you can add it to your bootloader. That is where mine is.

Secondary master would be hdc=ide-scsi
Secondary slave would be hdd=ide-scsi

Post if you need help getting that to work.

Later

 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:11 PM   #11
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Dalek... Thank you so much for your help. I still have no Frikin idea, why that worked. But my reader device still didn't show up until I actually finished the wizard setup, and went into the K3b program, but it sees my reader now, and I think it even has the proper model name of my burner. Very appreciated.

I got a question for you though. Why do people have two different versions of linux on there computers? I dont see the point.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:14 PM   #12
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YAY ITS BURNING!

Ooh i have another question. I'm still kind of new from the windows world. In windows when I was burning a CD it was a big "no no" to do other things on the pc while burning. does this also apply to linux?
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:37 PM   #13
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Two distros: Well I have Mandrake and Gentoo on mine. I used Mandrake when I was green as healthy grass then started messing with Gentoo. As I learn more I will be changing to Gentoo full time and may remove Mandrake, especially after seeing 9.2. I guess it's to see different ways of doing things.

Mandrake is good off the CD but updating and installing some programs can be a pain in the but sometimes. Gentoo, you type in emerge <name of program> and go take a nap. When it gets done it installs, compiles and everything. It also will get whatever programs it needs to run.

Running other programs when burning. I have not have any problems but my rig is plenty fast for that. If you are on a 500 or 600MHz machine you may not want to do that then. Also note, when K3b starts a burn process it has a very high priority level. If it needs the CPU, it will take it. This is done through 'nice'. That is a number from +20 to -20 if I recall correctly. The lower the number the higher the priority. Most are set to 0 except for some kernel stuff. You should not change those unless you know what you are doing.

Don't "burn" all your money now.

Later

 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:48 PM   #14
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heh well i have a 2200+ M chip. Although when im on battery it does underclock itself to about 577mhz i beleive. But Ill keep that in mind. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 02:49 PM   #15
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YAY ITS BURNING!

Ooh i have another question. I'm still kind of new from the windows world. In windows when I was burning a CD it was a big "no no" to do other things on the pc while burning. does this also apply to linux?
While I burn, I still browse the internet and talk on GAIM with my buddies. Burning works out fine for me! But then again, I have a super computer!

P4 2.53 Ghz, ATI 9700 Pro, 512 MB PC2100 RAM, 120 GB Western DIgital Hard drive w/8 MB buffer, 40x12x32 generic CD-RW drive.

ONe thing I've noticed about my CD-RW drive is NOT to burn at full speed. I burn usually at only 12x or 16x and it has never failed. But if I do like 32x, then it may stop and mess up, but this was in Windows. Never tried this fast in Linux. I don't think I want to find out.

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