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Old 08-19-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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How do you burn CDs?

Im a newb, any advice would be nice...I.E. do I need any special software, is it something I do from the command line or the GUI?
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Old 08-19-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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K3B is good.
Old 08-19-2005, 08:50 PM   #4
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You can also burn a CD via the command line. First, make your image file, if necessary, which I'll call "my_image.img" by running the following command. Note that "/home/user/whatever" is a dummy value, you will need to substitute the real name
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever
Burn it to CD by running this command:
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data my_image.img
Of course, you would want to adjust the speed parameter to match your equipment. Personally I would not run at the max speed of your CD, the chances of burning coasters increases dramatically. Burning is a one time deal, and burning at 8X or 16X is not really an issue. Have fun -- J.W.
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bashburn. It just works! Its simple!

also you won't you won't need the gnome or kde base and you won't spend all of the time at the command line.
Old 08-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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Need more help

Ok, so I used yum and installed k3b but now when I try to drag an mp3 file into the "Drag and drop files here to add to CD" section it says "Unable to handle the following files due to an unsupported format:". Anybody know why its doing this?
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If your using SUSE then you need to install the Mulimedia upgrade pack... Yast Online Update (YOU) should help..


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