Cannot write CD with Ubuntu

Frank Schafer frank.schafer at
Wed May 11 10:13:11 UTC 2005


I cannot burn a CD with this distro.

``cdrecord dev=ATA -scanbus'' gives:

Cdrecord-Clone 2.01a38 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Joerg
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an unofficial (modified) release of
      and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original
      Please send bug reports and support requests to
<cdrtools at>.
      The original author should not be bothered with problems of this

cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.10-5-386
cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or
scsidev: 'ATAPI'
devname: 'ATAPI'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be
Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.
cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open SCSI driver.
cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
cdrecord: For more information, install the cdrtools-doc
cdrecord: package and read /usr/share/doc/cdrecord/README.ATAPI.setup .

Reading the README points me to add some kernel parameters to the grub
configuration, which I never needed with other distros.
Then it tells me to reboot and to run a Debian utility. This utility
don't exist.
Solving this problem is essential. I'm using the PC at work and I'm
working for customers ...

Need some quick help.

PS: Do not response to ``click here'' install gnome-* etc. I'm NOT using
a GUI.

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