[nSLUG] 1. cdrecord & DVDs? 2. init in *ubuntu

Herb htheriault at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 10:29:16 ADT 2008


Seconded on k3B being the best gui burner. If you're running X, it's
worth installing the kde base libraries just for k3B :)

-Herb

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>
>  Daryl wrote:
>  > The disk sounds like it is a dual layer disk but your drive *may* only
>  > be a single layer which means it will only burn up to 4.4 gig so be
>  > careful before you start burning. Do you have a gui or are you CLI only?
>  > if you have a gui, install K3B and it will check the drive and tell you
>  > what it can burn.
>  >
>  >
>  >
>
>  K3B is thee best burner interface.  I used to use cmd line tools
>  (cdrdao, cdrecord, mkisofs, etc), it uses them all, and does an
>  excellent job.
>  Unless you have a dual-layer DVD writer, then stick with 4.4GB.   Also,
>  I get hardly zero coasters using DVD-R,
>  however, they are slower, 15min per 4GB, instead of the 8min per 4GB for
>  DVD+R (lots of coasters).
>
>  In recent releases of cdrtools (cdrecord),  they change the access
>  interface.  I have both SCSI and IDE burners, so you may need to specify
>  ATAPI: in your device option.
>
>     ie.    ATAPI:1,2,0
>
>  Also, not all systems use 0,0,0 as a device, check what device it is:
>
>  for IDE drives:
>
>  cdrecord -scanbus dev=ATAPI
>
>  scsibus1:
>     1,0,0    100) 'HL-DT-ST' 'DVDRAM GSA-4163B' 'A104' Removable CD-ROM
>
>
>  for SCSI drives:
>
>  cdrecord -scanbus
>     1,4,0    104) 'HP      ' 'CD-Writer+ 9200 ' '1.0c' Removable CD-ROM
>
>
>
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