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nick021 09-15-2005 10:34 AM

how can i write cd's in slackware

i have acer aspire 3002 laptop with combo drive.
i want to know how can i use its combo drive to write cd's.
do i have to install any software for it as in windows(like nero).


rose_bud4201 09-15-2005 10:45 AM

I personally use Gcombust - simple, and gives you access to all the options that commandline cdrecord has. Although you could just use cdrecord from the commandline and achieve the same effect :)

Either way you'll need o have the cdrtools package installed (it probably is already).

For burning audio CDs, I find this reference helpful:

Bruce Hill 09-15-2005 10:47 AM

You can install K3B (similar to Nero), or the Nero version for Linux,
or burn from CLI with the raw power of Linux. These are commands:

To burn an image of a CD to the hd
# dd if=/dev/hd* of=namethecd.iso

To make a CD from the iso image
# cdrecord -v -eject driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/hd* /path/to/file.iso

To burn an iso to DVD

# growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hd*=image.iso
# /usr/bin/growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdb=slackware-10.1-DVD.iso

masonm 09-15-2005 10:50 AM

In my experience, K3B is about the best Linux cd burning app out there.

nick021 09-15-2005 10:59 AM


thanks for ur suggestion.
but i would still like to know to write data to cd from hd.
(i want to make bkup some of the setup stored on my hd) to cd copy.


Bruce Hill 09-15-2005 11:42 AM

Look in this thread and also in fancypiper's links and guides

DeadPenguin 09-16-2005 01:35 AM

If you are using slack and you want soomething similar to Nero use k3b.
In the menu it should be in with the rest of the audio apps.
Or, goto terminal type k3b.
my .02.

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