[CentOS] How to record a data CD ?

Fri Apr 22 06:12:16 UTC 2005
Mário Gamito <lists at tuxdoit.com>


For years that i've been recording CDs and DVDs and all well.
Now, i can't in CentOS-4

First i run:
# mkisofs -r -J -o cd_backup cd/

# cdrecord -scanbus

Output is:
cdrecord: Warning: controller returns wrong size for CD capabilities page.
        1,0,0   100) 'SAMSUNG ' 'CD-ROM SC-148F  ' 'F008' Removable CD-ROM
        1,1,0   101) 'HP      ' 'CD-Writer+ 9500 ' '1.0e' Removable CD-ROM
        1,2,0   102) *
        1,3,0   103) *
        1,4,0   104) *
        1,5,0   105) *
        1,6,0   106) *
        1,7,0   107) *
[root at tux gamito]#

So, i used to record using:
#  cdrecord -v speed=16 dev=1,1,0 -data cd_backup

But i get this error:

"[root at tux gamito]# cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=1,1,0 -data cd_backup
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004
Jörg Schilling
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in
this version.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '1,1,0'
scsibus: 1 target: 1 lun: 0
cdrecord: Success. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'."

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance

Warm Regards,
Mário Gamito