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Old 05-27-2005, 04:27 AM   #1
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Cdrecord - flag question

Hi folks,

In running command line to burn a group of directories including their files on the fly what flag shall be used to check the total size of directories/files added to determine the size of the CD is sufficient for burning. On running K3b/cdroast GUI indicates the total size of the files added to the project.


Old 05-27-2005, 04:49 AM   #2
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I would first check how much room the directory uses:

# How much used drive space in a directory
du -sh /path/to/directory

Make the iso and check the resulting size. cdrecord should warn you it is too big to fit to the cd and refuse to do it if too large.

Here are some notes I have collected about CD and iso stuff.

How about CD copying, ripping and burning? I can't figure it out.
# CD burning copying ripping info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus

# Recomended GUI front ends for CD burner
K3b - CD/DVD Kreator for KDE
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso ; eject

cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 /home/fancy/iso/Windows/Win2KUpgrade.iso;eject

cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 /home/fancy/iso/Windows/gnuwinII_August_12_2004.iso;eject

cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 /home/fancy/iso/Windows/gnuwinII_bonus_August_12_2004.iso;eject

# New command for kernel 2-6?
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=ATAPI:1,1,0 /home/fancy/gnuwinII_August_12_2004.iso ; eject

# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom ; eject
# ISO information
isoinfo -i -d /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory

mkisofs -vrTJUV "Games" -o Games.iso /pub/downloads/WindowsStuff/Games

mkisofs -vrTJUV "Downloads" -o downloads.iso /pub/dlcd

# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# cdparanoia - search for a drive with reporting of autosense:
cdparanoia -vsQ
# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -B "1-";eject
# Convert wav files to oggvorbis
oggenc somefile.wav
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav;eject

cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=8 dev=0,0,0 /home/fancy/recordings/*.wav;eject

# Copy CD using cdrdao
cdrdao read-cd --device <your device> --read-raw --datafile mydata.bin -v 99 mydata.cue
cdrdao write --device <your device> --overburn -v 99 --speed <burning speed> mydata.cue
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast
# Mount CD iso images as a filesystem
mount /path/to/foo.iso /mnt/<directory> -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0
mount /home/fancy/iso/distros/Mandrake92-cd1-inst.i586.iso /mnt/cdrom -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0
See man <command> or info <command> for full list of available flags and examples.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-27-2005 at 04:54 AM.


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