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Old 06-06-2002, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have RedHat 7.2. My CD RW is iomega 12x10x32 which works fine in windows on my dual boot system. I need to be able to read and write to cds' on the same device in my RedHat7.2.

I can read from a regular CD fine.
But when I insert a CDRW with some data on it which I had created in windows using CDcreater, it mounts fine but only shows two files autorun.inf and udfrinst.exe.

Is there any way/software to use my existing and new CDRWs and also to burn new CDs in RedHat 7.2

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-06-2002, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hi, hi.

Alright, the cd that you created with Cd-creator in windows, did you make it so that when you put the cd into the drive in windows you can just drag and drop and it will be written onto the cd? or did you make it a data cd readable in all computers?
If you did the first, I believe there is a problem with that, I think linux doesn't like that capability that you can do with easy cd creator in windows. Red hat 7.2 does come with writting cd's software. It is called Cd-Roast or Toast, can't recall exactly right now for i'm not on my computer, but Redhat does come with it. It's still not fully capable however, as if you have a Cdrom and a cdwriter it will only use the cdwriter and you can't copy directly from cd to cd, you gotta make an Image of the cd onto your hardisk. Perhaps you should try some other software, I'm sure there are many others.
If the cd is Rewritable and you burnt it like a regular cd, I think I tried that before and something of the same sort happened. But try getting a more capable cd software for linux than the one that comes with redhat 7.2

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here is the link from these forums
which explains in bloody details how to make your burner to work under linux
Old 06-06-2002, 10:49 PM   #4
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OK I am working on downloading the rpms for X-CDRoast. Will update back what happens.

However in the mean time if some one can tell about this X CDRoast. Doesn it work with both CR-R and CD-RW s.

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the point is if your cd is formated as udf ( can add/delete files in win explorer) you need to compile that option in kernel
if burned in Joliet need to compile that option in kernel too
if burned as iso, mount it without problems


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