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Old 03-04-2006, 02:33 AM   #1
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how to burn cds writing codes in the termilal? please help

How can i burn cds by writing codes ( like cdrecord or others ) in the terminal? so far i can burn cds by writing burn:/// in the location bar. i want to burn cds by terminal. i don't have any root access. is there any possible ways of burning cds by terminal without having the root access?

another question: i've cd roast and other softwares installed in the pcs. but whenever i try to execute them they ask for the root password. can root give us access to this kind of softwares without any harmful effects. if the answer is yes how can he do that?

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Whoever has root access can set things up so you have privileges to do specific things. (I hope the root user on your machine is friendly and helpful...... )

Quick Google search on cdrecord gives lots of hits---surely one of them has documentation. Also, try man cdrecord

But, find that friendly "root" guy first---although it may be a "she" not a "he"..

There are lots of ways for someone with root privileges to break the machine, but I don't think burning CDs is one of them.
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You can safely burn the cds with root privileges. A google search and the man page would be helpful, too.
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thanks for the answers.

well, the command of burning cds using cdrecord is as below

mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data my_image.img

now, i don't know the dev = x,x,x parameters. if root gives me the dev = x,x,x parameters will i be able to burn cds?

one more question:
i can install some softwares in my home directory. is there any kind of software of burning cds that can be installed in my home directory?

please help


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