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Old 10-21-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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Burning DVDs with Slack10.2

I have just updated my old CD-RW with a Sony DVD+/-RW. Now, going to XCDRoast, realised I didn't have a clue what to do to burn a DVD back-up. From the Slack10.2 disks I did install the DVD-RW tools.

I would appreciate a little guidance on how I am to proceed with burning DVDs. Any experience worth sharing?


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Old 10-21-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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I can't remember what my trouble with xcdroast was, but I have been using K3B for quite some time now.
It is real simple to operate and will create a "data DVD" easily.
There is a package for it in the 'extra' directory in 10.2 (both on the cd and the mirrors).

Old 10-21-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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I have to second that. I always like xcdroast, but I think my problems started with the 2.6 kernel, I really don't remember exactly. I switched to k3b, and that's what I use now.
Old 10-21-2006, 08:50 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I've downloaded and installed k3b. It keeps giving me a warning message about the advisability of running it with root privileges ... however, running su and executing k3b from the command line is getting me a no file or directory error response. Go figure. How critical is it to run it with root privileges?
Old 10-21-2006, 10:37 PM   #5
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Look at that message again. It probably says that cdrdao should be run with root privileges.



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