CD burning - hardware compatibility

Antony Gelberg antony at
Sun Apr 2 12:32:29 UTC 2006

Conrad Newton wrote:
>>From Daniel Carrera on Sunday, 2006-04-02 at 12:25:30 +0100:
>>Conrad Newton wrote:
>>>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.
>>My fstab has this entry:
>>/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
>>It currently works for my CD ROM. Will this also magically work if I 
>>replace it by a CD burner?
> Now that I have seen your /etc/fstab, there is a doubt.
> Usually, the CD-burner wants to be identified as a scsi-device.

In 2.6, this is no longer true as SCSI emulaton isn't needed.

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