[CentOS] Using cdrecord on CentOS

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Apr 12 21:19:06 UTC 2009


At Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:39:06 -0700 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Niki Kovacs wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'd like to use cdrecord on the command line. I'm currently reading the 
> > relevant chapter in Carla Schroder's "Linux Cookbook". Unfortunately, 
> > some of the tricks and hints included in the book don't seem to work the 
> > same way on a standard CentOS 5 install.
> > 
> > 1) Am I supposed to be root to use cdrecord and burn an .iso file?
> 
> I've found it works much better if you are root.
> 
> > 
> > 2) How do I specify a device? 'cdrecord -scanbus' doesn't seem to work. 
> > Say my CD burner is /dev/hdc, would 'cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc' be the 
> > correct way to address it?
> 
> cdrecord -dev=/dev/hdc -speed=24 -dao -pad file.iso
> 
> (of course your options may vary)
> 
> Note for SATA burners, /dev/scd0

SATA devices should up as SCSI devices, so I would suspect that SCSI bus
device specs would work also.

> 
> is probably what you want. For PATA/ATAPI (what it sounds like you have) 
> then /dev/hdc probably is best - I haven't burned an old ATA burner in a 
> long time.
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