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Old 09-14-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question CD-Recorder problems

I have problems with my CD-Recorder (Ricoh MP7163A). I can't burn a single CD with it. But the big problem is that the whole system freezes and hangs when I try.

Could it be that the Recorder is not supported? or is not properly configured?

I'm using Mandrake 9.1 (only version I have on CD) and I can't record any other, so...

Is there any Mini Distro (diskette) with CD-RW support?

Where and what I should check in configuration/logs to solve this (if it's possible)?


Old 09-14-2003, 03:11 PM   #2
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i've had much success with K3B
very easy to set up
very easy to use

(just in case you hadn't tried that particular program, some of the others can be a bit tricky (imho))

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Old 09-14-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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Mandrake is pretty good for finding CD-Writers. Can you read CD-ROM's on the drive?

Also, you might want to post the contents of your /etc/fstab file. Finally, do you have the line "hdc=ide-scsi" in you kernel boot statement in grub or lilo?
Old 09-15-2003, 03:25 AM   #4
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the line for the CD recorder in /etc/fstab is:

none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=utf8,umask=0 0 0

also, I can read CDs with the CD-recorder (no problem), I can erase a CDRW and I could write successfully a 4 mb CD with only 1 file, but if I try to burn anything big (500 mb) it hangs the whole computer just at the beginning (0% always)

I don't know where is the limit in size for what works and what doesn't, but it's quite funny.

Any idea?

I re-installed cdrtools(cdrecord) from the website yesterday, but it's the same.

And it recognizes the burner correctly. What can it be?




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