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Old 02-08-2003, 09:28 AM   #1
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Question help on using x cd roast


Hi,
I'm trying to burn cds under RedHat Linux 8.0 with X-CD-Roast, I've downloaded the latest version, and the latest set of tools.
I'm using a CD-RW to get familiar with the program, till now, I was able to burn audio cds, and duplicate cds successfully.
But when it comes to burning data cds, I burn the cd, then when i try to mount it, I get an error message.
What I want to do, is starting a multisesion cd, adding sessions, and then fixating it when it's full.
BTW, I can blank the cd.
I checked out X-CD-Roast site and the web (using Google) for guides on how to use the program, but found nothing useful.
So can anybody please guide me on how to start a multisession cd, add sessions, and then fixating, the program has a lot of options and I think I'm missing something.
 
Old 02-08-2003, 09:30 AM   #2
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i'd just personally recommend a logical program such as eroaster rather than the bizarre and obtuse xcdroast.
 
Old 02-08-2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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Hello!
If xcdroast. is so bizarre and obtuse (which I find as well), then how does it end up dy default on the kde graphical menu while eroaster does not? I have a theory that there are tons of examples like this of better software being hidden in the depths of a distribution, yet without postings like kewpie's, how are us newbies supposed to figure out what software to use, or even what is available?

As fun as it is browsing though lists of software names on the distro cds, this is often time consuming, and the names often give no idea as to what functions the software preforms. (I have the same problem with the daily lists of updates that freshmeat.net sends out).

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Old 02-08-2003, 12:15 PM   #4
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If xcdroast. is so bizarre and obtuse (which I find as well), then how does it end up dy default on the kde graphical menu while eroaster does not?
I don't know. some people genuinely do seem to like it, but it's such a strange application especially when you're used to something such as Nero in windows. I think it was the first popular front end for CD burning, so i guess it's just hung around. but like i said, some people do like it. most things e.g. kde vs gnome vs lightweight wm's are entirely down to personal prefences, but xcdroast.. unless i'm missing something so utterly fundamental... it's such a horrible horrible app...
 
Old 02-08-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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I want X-CD-Roast because it doesn't use SCSI emulation, so no need for tinkering around with Grub conf files.
Looks like I getting better, I was able to create a multisession cd and add more files later, but I'm not sure if the cd is correctly created and can be read on all systems.
I chose "Master Tracks", add some files and saved the image file using "Master to image file" then I went to "Write Tracks" then "Layout tracks" added the image file, went back to "Write tracks" checked "Create multi session CD" and chose "Track-At-Once" (not sure about this step though) then clicked "Write tracks" the result was a readable CD, later I did exactly the same steps to add more files (except checking "Create multi session CD" otherwise I'd an error message") again I got a CD with the new files added to the old ones.
Am I doing anything wrong? Is this cd readable on all platforms?
Is the "Track-At-Once" thingy correct when creating a data cd?
Help please, I know many of you use X-CD-Roast
 
Old 02-08-2003, 03:57 PM   #6
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Disk-At-Once does exactly the same, so which one should I use ?
 
Old 02-09-2003, 03:43 AM   #7
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I want X-CD-Roast because it doesn't use SCSI emulation
yes it does. they ALL do as the kernel still only supports scsi for cd burning. this isn't an application specific issue.
 
Old 02-09-2003, 09:48 AM   #8
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Snip from X-CD-Roast site:
Direct support of the ATAPI interface on linux 2.4.x kernels. SCSI-emulation is optional now - please see the FAQ for details about this issue.
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Which one, DAO or TAO? What is the difference?
 
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ahh yeah ok they did say that huh? they do also say that it's very experimental and put a heavy load on the system in red writing, so i'd personally leave it till it was officially possible in the next kernel relase. just enable ide-scsi emulation it's an absolute doddle.
 
  


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