CD burning - hardware compatibility
conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Sun Apr 2 11:18:02 UTC 2006
>From Daniel Carrera on Sunday, 2006-04-02 at 11:49:53 +0100:
> Hi all,
> Right now I have a regular CD drive. I'm thinking of replacing it by a
> CD burner. My question is: can I just replace them and expect the CD
> burner to work?
> Last I checked, getting a CD burner working on Linux was a major
> operation, but that was several years ago. What are things like today?
> I'm also concerned about whether Ubuntu will recognize new hardware when
> I'm not doing a brand new installation.
Nowadays, with the help of K3b, burning a CD is more or less trivial.
The only time I have experienced difficulty was when I tried to burn
a DVD, and the CD/DVD burner was not recognized as a DVD burner,
although it burns CDs just fine. I expect you can replace the
CD player by a CD-burner, and it will just work, so long as you have
an entry for a CD-player in /etc/fstab --- which I assume you do.
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