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Old 09-10-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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Trying to burn BeOS ISO Using CDRecord in Linux

Hey all. I am currently trying to burn the BeOS Max 5 Personal Edition ISO for use on an older computer. I have all of the files downloaded right now.

Now, inside of the directory, there is a floppy image file and an iso file. I am told in the Readme that both images are supposed to be used when burning the disc. It says to use the following command:

cdrecord dev=9,1,0 speed=4 -eject -v -data floppyCD.img BeOS5PEMaxEditionV31b1.iso

So, first off, I run cdrecord -scanbus with the following results:

        1,0,0   100) 'PHILIPS ' 'CDD5301         ' 'H1.1' Removable CD-ROM
        1,1,0   101) 'PIONEER ' 'DVD-RW  DVR-106D' '1.00' Removable CD-ROM
        1,2,0   102) *
        1,3,0   103) *
        1,4,0   104) *
        1,5,0   105) *
        1,6,0   106) *
        1,7,0   107) *
So, I run the command:

cdrecord dev=1,1,0 speed=16 -eject -v -data floppyCD.img BeOS5PEMaxEditionV31b1.iso and I get the following output:

[ryan@ryanhp ~]$ cdrecord dev=1,1,0 speed=4 -eject -v -data floppyCD.img BeOS5PEMaxEditionV31b1.iso
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 J�rg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
cdrecord: Cannot allocate memory. WARNING: Cannot do mlockall(2).
cdrecord: WARNING: This causes a high risk for buffer underruns.
scsidev: '1,1,0'
scsibus: 1 target: 1 lun: 0
cdrecord: Cannot allocate memory. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'. Make sure you are root.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
[ryan@ryanhp ~]$
Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong?
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You have to run cdrecord as root (since kernel version 2.6.8, but I'm not sure about that number).
Old 09-10-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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I've tried it as root, does the exact same thing. Could it be because the iso uses the BFS filesystem and not a regular iso9660 filesystem?
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ISOs are just burned as raw data, IIRC, so that shouldn't matter. What kind of CD-RW are you using? If it's IDE, do you have SCSI emulation enabled if necessary (with the ide-scsi driver)? With a 2.6 kernel, you should not need to use SCSI emulation, but you will have to use -dev=ATAPI:<number> as an argument to cdrecord.


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