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Old 02-08-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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k3b burning problem

Hi, I have another problem:-). this time it is with my burning software(or with something what does not let it burn properly). I am using k3b, I got few cd's burned(I was usually burning in winxp), but now I am trying to switch to linux as much as I can. I have notebook, and a combo drive dvd/cd-rw burner(ide-atapi or something). i have the emulate scsi function built in kernel and the atapi cdrom drive just as a module. so what should be the correct device for using the cdrw? the scd0 or sr0? because when I don't have the cd in drive, it is giving me messages in the vga console:
sr0: cdrom not ready. make sure there is a disc in the drive
But when I try to mount the /dev/sr0 it tells me that it does not exist. so I have to mount the scd0. but back to the k3b. i burned succefuly few cd's but in last week or more I am not able to burn anything, it is just spinning the cd and making weird noises(i can burn on the same cd in winxp). so what should I do? how should be the cdrw device correctly con figured? should I add something to my lilo conf for booting it correctly?
thanks a lot.
Old 02-08-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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You don't need to mount the cd to write to it. A raw cd can't be mounted, as far as I know, as it has no file system to mount.
If there is a mounted cd in your drive, cdrdao won't be able to do it's stuff. Unmount it.
I find k3b hasn't got all the answers. It sometimes causes me grief, but then I just do it from a console. I have an open office file Copying_commands, which I keep in case I forget what to do. If you would like a copy, let me know, I'll send it over. I find copying from a console goes faster.
Old 02-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
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It would be great if you can send me those commands, I would like to try them and see if they will work. thanks a lot
Old 02-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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