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Old 02-24-2003, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question CD-RW Hmm...


I am now rid of Camp Bill's software on my machine. Whew......

There is one thing that I was able to do in Windows that I haven't figured
out how to do while using Linux. I'm running SuSE 8.1 with one cd-rom drive and one 48x24x48 Lite-on cd-rw. Can this be configured to be able to
drag and drop a file on my cd-rw icon on the desktop and have it be written
to a cd-rw disc...? That is one thing that I miss being able to do with ms.
I would like to be able to store rpms, tars, etc. on a cd-rw and be able to erase them at a later time. Does this all have to be done from the command
line or is there a gui that can be downloaded that will do this. I have messed around with k3b for a bit and can't seem to get it to do what I'm looking for.
Do I need to create a file system on the disk first?



Old 02-24-2003, 07:04 AM   #2
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I dunno in KDE, but in nautilus in gnome2.2 (you won't have it yet) there is a cd-record:/// url can you drag stuff into in nautilus then burn. There is probably a kde equivalent....
Old 02-24-2003, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Xroast that CD

try this URL for a cool cd tool
think it should do it for you
works fine for me

"Linux the thinkers OS"
Old 02-24-2003, 08:48 AM   #4
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cool? ewwwwwwwwwww

that's not what they're after really...
Old 02-24-2003, 09:00 AM   #5
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No packet writing i.e. DirectCD for linux yet. However if you include UDF support you can read your CD-RW.

FYI: Hardware packet writing CDRW drives are just starting to appear on the market. Have no idea whether they will work with linux.


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