[CentOS] Using cdrecord on CentOS

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun Apr 12 19:39:06 UTC 2009

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

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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