LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
une
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandrake 10, Puppy Linux 2.13
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
Best software for DVD/CD burning


I have K3B for DVD/CD burning but am having no end of problems with using CD RWs (burning/erasing/reburning). From my understanding K3B is a GUI that activates various command line applications. Can I change the applications that K3B launches when I click an option in K3B (eg "Make a new data CD" presently launches cdrecord), or are they fixed?
Can anyone recomend another package that I could download an RPM for that does DVD+R/DVD-R/DVDRW/CD/CDRW burning?
One further question, when using CDRW can you add files to those already on the CD if there is room, or do you have to erase the whole CD every time you want to alter the contents of the CD before burning to it again?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:49 AM   #2
carl0ski
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Distribution: Support those that support you :)
Posts: 872
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 30
an update to the latest cdrecord should fix all your cd-r problems

2.1.1 is the latest.

If you havent already run
k3bsetup as root
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
une
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandrake 10, Puppy Linux 2.13
Posts: 201

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks,
What do you mean by "If you havent already run k3bsetup as root"?
I have used k3b as root to burn /home to DVD.
Is it in k3b setup where I change the applicaions launched by k3b?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 09:14 PM   #4
carl0ski
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Distribution: Support those that support you :)
Posts: 872
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by une
Thanks,
What do you mean by "If you havent already run k3bsetup as root"?
I have used k3b as root to burn /home to DVD.
Is it in k3b setup where I change the applicaions launched by k3b?
k3bsetup is just setup keep on the settings menu
it sets up permissions and check available burning apps
with cdrw's i forgot to mention two important things

1 they dont like supermount.
you will have to most likely umount you cdburner after you put the disc in.
umount /mnt/cdrom

or turn supermount off.

with CDRW discs you always have to make sure you write in ststart mulitsession mode if you want to add stuff that
create new cd in K3b click burn and go to settings tab .
under multisession mode
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
une
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandrake 10, Puppy Linux 2.13
Posts: 201

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks again,
I had a look at k3b setup as a user (not root) and found where all the applications that k3b launches are listed. However I could not find an option to update these apps. For example the cdrecord version listed in k3b setup is a bit out of date so I want to update it with the newest version. How do I do this?
 
Old 07-11-2005, 08:10 AM   #6
mrcheeks
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: far enough
Distribution: OS X 10.6.7
Posts: 1,690

Rep: Reputation: 50
Use the mandrake control center to update your software.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DVD burning software Anden008 Linux - Software 1 11-19-2005 03:49 AM
DVD burning software eceboz Linux - Software 2 10-18-2004 07:29 AM
DVD burning software eceboz Linux - Hardware 1 10-17-2004 05:57 PM
Cd/dvd burning software Lenin.Jello Linux - Software 5 10-07-2004 06:32 AM
DVD burning software general4172 Linux - Software 3 08-31-2003 04:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration