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Old 07-28-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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anyone know good cd burning software to burn cdi files


hey im burning dreamcast backups for my m8 as hes good at scratching his discs and ive got the cdi image but i want a program to burn them is there any on linux?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
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cdrecord does the job for me in the command line. Open an x terminal and command su - and answer the prompt with root's password first.

# CD burning info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux

# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -Jr -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav
# Erase a CDRW
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> blank=fast

There are various pointy-clickies available with xcdroast probably being the most popular, but I get my hands dirty with the bare tools, myself.

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

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Old 07-28-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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cheers ill give it a shot.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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excellent post, thanks!
 
Old 08-28-2003, 07:14 PM   #5
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For those who don't want to use the command line, but use the powerful burning tool mentioned above, give xcdroast a try. I puts a nice graphical Interface on it and works very well.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:00 PM   #6
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yeah, where can i find a manual for XCDROAST!!!
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:23 PM   #7
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On the xcdroast site, naturally. Open source projects usually have a home page that Google spots readily.

X-CD-Roast 0.98alpha14 Manual
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:59 PM   #8
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Fancypiper beat me to the punch. You might also want to update with the provided RPM or other means to Alpha 14...your Distro probably uses Alpha 13 where you are prompted to go to root for burning. He has fixed this with Alpha 14 where you open the program the FIRST TIME as root, configure it for users, and then from your regular user account can burn all day without doing the dangerous root thing.

Also, there is ONE bug in the program. After a burn, you MAY get a warning the errors were made during the burn in a message. You can ignore this. There is a patch but you have to patch the source code and re-compile...I wasn't willing to do this and just installed the rpm and it works fine (RH9).

The manual is HTML and very helpful..concise, but good enough. The rest you will learn from just poking around using the program. Have fun.

Not to knock the cdrecord command line, it is very powerrul...but the more I'm using Linux, I'm finding the easier ways to do things are the way to go. Sure use the command line a lot, but hopefully one day you will be able to do just about everything with a GUI.

I think the only ones who desparately "hang on" to the fancy-dancy "command-line for everything" are people who are protecting a certain gnostic knowledge that makes a person feel superior. I know that sounds harsh and it doesn't apply to many, but a few.

I'm learning from an old 20-year Unix pro (running a bunch of Solaris SPARCS) who, when I told him I was trying to learn everything from the command line (not a bad thing to do to understand the system) mentioned that the novelty wears off pretty fast. He was right. Now I just want to be productive.

Now, the command line can be WAY faster than the GUI on a lot of applications. And that is where they have a point. But what of all the time used learning that?

I digress...

Have fun burning....xCDroast is a great program and I'm looking forward to when he finalizes to version 1.0 (soon, we hope!)

Man...what the heck happened? I got on a soap-box...must be my mood. Sorry
 
  


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