[svlug] cd burning

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 21 10:08:42 PST 2006

Quoting Kelly Williams (kwilliams at nethtc.net):

> I am running k3b on Redhat 9.0. It will not pick up the drives as writers.
> What could be the issue with it? 

Kelly, the solution to your problem depends in part on whether your
CD-R[W] drive is ATAPI ("IDE"), SCSI, USB, or parallel port -- and other
details of your system and its setup.  This may help:


The "cdrecord" utility referenced is a command-line utility that burns
CDs from input binary disk image files.  "k3b" burns CD-R[W] disks by
invoking cdrecord behind the scenes.

See also:
...and in particular:

> What is the best CD-burning software out there for Redhat?

The most-popular graphical front-end program for burning CD-R[W] disks
and DVD-R[W] / DVD+R[W] disks (front-ending various command-line 
utilities including cdrecord) is k3b.  There are a number of others that
also have admirers.

Rick Moen                      "vi is my shepherd; I shall not font."
rick at linuxmafia.com                               -- Psalm 0.1 beta

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