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EMilstone 10-13-2003 03:00 AM

sucking up for burner help
First, I'm failing on my own trying to get my burner to run - any burner - with RH 9 distro. I fail really well. But this is how we learn.

Plus, I'd like to say that, so far, I've had many of the same frustrations others write about here. I got my videolan dvd player to work after a week or two of 'tweaking' and now it's great. But I was cursing a lot in there.

Ok, so. . . . to the point - I am attempting to get a CD writer to work. My system is rather old - PIII350, 256MB, 20GB, 32MB Savage 4 AGP video, Crystal sound card, etc. Basically everything works find but the gnome burner that comes with RH9 spits out an error code (and recommends I contact gnome, which I will). What I am wondering is if there is another CD burning program to use?? BTW I have almost every kind of CD burner as I own a computer shop - so Samsung, Lite-On, Acer, Sony, HP, . . . basically you name it.

Any help is very much appreciated.

P.S. - The burners are recognized on boot up as the CDRWs they are.

dalek 10-13-2003 03:06 AM

Is that CPU fast enough? I never had any luck on my old AMD 400MHz machine.

I use K3b myself. If I were you I'd try a command line one with no X running. That may work.

Hope that helps. Maybe?????

:D :D :D :D :jawa:

maroonbaboon 10-13-2003 04:04 AM

Sounds like a good idea to use a command line tool, especially if the GUI tools generate the CD image on the fly. I could write a CD image with a 180MHz machine and a 4x burner. Not sure what happens if you use a faster burner speed. I used cdrecord with a SCSI cd burner. Main steps are (assuming cdrecord is installed).

1. Make sure you have SCSI emulation on your burner. Does it show up if you do 'cat /proc/scsi/scsi ? if not the boot parameter 'hdc=scsi' may fix things up (if your CDRW is /dev/hdc). Can also check with 'cdrecord --scanbus' (as root).

2. Make the ISO image with 'mkisofs'

3. Write the image onto CD with cdrecord (possibly again need to be root).

More details are in the CD-writing HOWTO:

ksgill 10-13-2003 09:42 AM

1) Do not try to burn the cd at more than 4x as your computer is rather slow.
2) use cdrecord program(commandline)

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