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Old 03-11-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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i need to write cds

i am a newbie and i am desperate ,i need to learn linux .now i also need to burn my audio ,video and data cds.i need to know where i can get the tools to burn these stuff and also a step by step guide on how to use them .thanks
Old 03-11-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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I suggest you look at X CD-Roast
Old 03-11-2004, 11:52 AM   #3
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alright, this is actually pretty easy once you get it down, took me long enough though

Alright, first things first, make sure you have a cdrom burner. good, now

if you use lilo, you need to pass an option to the kernel to use scsi emulation to recognize your burner (in kernels below 2.6.x, the cd burner and dvd rom need to be seen as scsi). This is much easier than it sounds. I write this assuming you use lilo, if you use grub, to be honest, i dont know what needs to be changed, but it is probably very similar if not exactly what we do in lilo. Find the top of the file, after the line "Start LILO global section", and enter a new line that says

append = "hdb=ide-scsi"

if this doesnt do the trick, try this line

append = "hdb=scsi"

Of course, change the drive letter to match your cdrom on your system. If you have several drives, such as a burner and dvd rom, just seperate them with a space, like so

append = "hdb=ide-scsi hdc=ide-scsi"

and again, if ide-scsi doesnt work, just try it with scsi. Sorry for the bit of uncertainty, still a noob myself
Old 03-12-2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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please help a website where i can download a reliable preferrably GUI -based cdburner,also with a step by step elementary guide on how to use this tool to burn my audio and data cds. thanks iawait your replies
Old 03-12-2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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Dude, try to read, first reply

Search for x cd roast...
Old 03-12-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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first of all, what distro are you using (and what version); some distros come with newer or older versions of software you may want to upgrade before trying to burn cd's

as for graphical frontend, the best one i have found is k3b (it configures almost everything for you with the k3b setup utility)
Old 03-12-2004, 02:05 PM   #7
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Yeah man, if you're familiar with burning on Windows at all, then go with X-CD-Roast
It even has great turorials on it to walk you through the entire process. I love to use the commandline personally, but I got frustrated doing it that way. This baby works like a dream.
Old 03-12-2004, 02:16 PM   #8
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K3B looks and acts almost exactly the same as a Windoze program. It's very easy to setup and use. Xcdroast is ok, but K3B has more of a "Windoze" look to it and noobs (like myself) find the transition much more pleasant. IMHO :-)
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I agree with Phorem, k3b is a very nice looking piece of software
Old 03-12-2004, 07:23 PM   #10
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Originally posted by bosewicht
I agree with Phorem, k3b is a very nice looking piece of software


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