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Old 08-10-2003, 10:41 PM   #1
magicvash
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Cendyne Liteon 24102b...where is cdrecord???


Yet another n00b post for me

Apologies if this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything that pertained to the problem I'm having.

I have a Cendyne 24x burner which is really a Liteon 24102B. In addition, I have a Toshiba 16X DVD ROM. Both work quite well; however when i try to launch k3bsetup, it tells me that cdrecord is not installed. I say fine, load up the package manager in Mandrake (9.1 btw) to install cdrecord but it isn't listed there; under "Remove software" it *is* listed though. typing "locate cdrecord" in a terminal shows a bunch of howto's and man page entries but no /usr/bin/cdrecord or wherever it is.. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also, k3b does not recognize this burner. SCSI emulation is already enabled (I checked all of that first) so I don't know what else to do. Please help!!!

I really don't want to have to boot into windows *just* to burn a cd.

Many thanks in advance
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:39 AM   #2
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Are you trying this as root? You must be root until cdrecord is configured for users.

# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
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
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
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
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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Old 08-11-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Are you trying this as root? You must be root until cdrecord is configured for users.
That's the problem; cdrecord isn't anywhere on my system. Yet when i type "urpmi cdrecord" it says "everything already installed". I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem anymore or more of a software problem with Mandrake 9.1. Any suggestions please?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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There is root and then there is full root and I don't understand your problem unless you post exactly what you did and typed.

To change to the full root power account, use these commands in an x terminal from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]#
If it doesn't work from that, give the full path to where cdrecord is installed on your system.

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-11-2003 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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Okay I don't think I'm explaining myself correctly.

i do this:

Code:
$ locate cdrecord
And what I get is
Code:
/usr/share/man/man1/cdrecord1.bz2
as well as about 20 other entries that are in /usr/share/doc/cdrecord-2.0

I don't have any listing of anything like /usr/bin/cdrecord, but when I type

Code:
$ sudo urpmi cdrecord
I get this response:
"Everything already installed"

I have no idea why it says everything is installed when clearly cdrecord isn't in /usr/bin or wherever it needs to be.

Also, in mandrake's "Remoive packages" script with rpmdrake, it lists cdrecord as already being installed.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 05:23 PM   #6
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Did you do an updatedb or leave your computer on overnight before doing the locate cdrecord? I get a couple of screens worth of listing on my box.

Mine (in Mandrake 9.0) is installed at /usr/bin/cdrecord.

Try using the Mandrake Control Center and uninstall and re-install it if if isn't there.

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-11-2003 at 05:25 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 05:35 PM   #7
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Originally posted by fancypiper
Did you do an updatedb or leave your computer on overnight before doing the locate cdrecord? I get a couple of screens worth of listing on my box.

Mine (in Mandrake 9.0) is installed at /usr/bin/cdrecord.

Try using the Mandrake Control Center and uninstall and re-install it if if isn't there.
Man...there isn't an emoticon for hitting yourself on the head. Yeah the uninstall/reinstall + updatedb worked
k3b now sees my burner and cdrecord is now in /usr/bin.

Thanks for the help !
 
  


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