[CentOS] Using cdrecord on CentOS

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Apr 12 13:20:28 UTC 2009

At Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:49:03 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> 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?

Yes and no. Depends on the permissions of the recording device's /dev/
file.  Probably recomended that you run as root.  This also allows for
near real time scheduling.

> 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?
> Cheers,
> Niki
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