[CentOS] cdrecord Error (Permissions?)

Barry Brimer barry.brimer at bigfoot.com
Mon Nov 28 15:27:20 UTC 2005

Quoting Alex White <ethericalzen at gmail.com>:

> List,
> Sorry to trouble anyone, a google on my error from k3b lead me to a
> permissions issue, but after searching through several of the links
> (including a few forums) I've failed to turn up exactly what the
> permissions should be or if that is even an accurate solution.
> When running k3b I get an error stating that cdrecord did not exit
> properly. And k3b will not burn a cd.
> Running cdrecord from the command line as such:
> /usr/bin/cdrecord -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/hdd speed=40 -dao
> driveropts=burnfree -eject -data /home/fakeuser/cdimage.iso
> I am met with a Segmentation fault. There is no other error obviously.
> Any ideas? I'm running this as a regular user. Root does not
> encounter this problem. So the iso is perfectly fine.
> I am under the assumption that I inadvertently changed the
> permissions of cdrecord or somethin' else stupid happened. What
> permissions does cdrecord need to be run as a regular user or should
> I be using sudo to burn a cd using cdrecord anyhow? Should cdrecord
> be suid?

There is a statement about burning CDs as a non-root user under 2.6.8+ kernels
at the main page for cdrecord

The summary version is: Burn CDs as root.

Barry Brimer

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