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Old 06-28-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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CD burners compatible with Redhat 9 Linux?

I have Redhat 9.0 Linus on a custom built PC. It has an internal read-only CD-rom reader. The CD player is a Lite-on model that is compatible with DOS and most Windows operating systems.

Redhat 9.0 has gtoaster, which I assume can be used to write CDs.

I have USB ports on the Linux computer.

Question: I want to add a plain vanilla cd burner. Internal as a replacement to the read-only device, or external, I don't care. My problem is, I go to the store, and all the devices say that they work with various Windows OSs, but none of them say that they work with Linux.

A. Do I need to care? Do I limit myself to ones that can work with DOS?

B. What brands/models can I use/do people recommend?

I do not need anything fancy. I'm talking about backing up a small number of crucial text and data files every month or so.


Old 06-28-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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Have you taken a look at the LQ HCL?

I added an entry for a Plextor drive that works very well with Linux.
Old 06-29-2004, 09:25 AM   #3
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I found LQ HCL after I posted my thread. I am still confused, however: THe boxes do not say that the burner will work with Linux. Do I need to be concerned about this?

Thanks for getting back to me.
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I would say look for popular brands of cd buners. Most products dont care to comment on linux support since its a smaller segment of the market. For example I bought a 5900 se the other day and it says nothing about linux, but nvidia is one of the best with linux and video cards so i new it would work. Also i have a cd burner made by soney, it says nothing about linux and i am able to burn at 40x. I would say just look for a popular brand.


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