Making a CD recorder work

stan stanb at
Wed Dec 20 19:11:41 UTC 2006

I've used cdrecord and cdrdao in the past on Debian machnes with success. I
just installed a HP CD Writer in my Ubuntu machine, and when I run cdrecord
-scanbus I get only the following:

root at ubuntu:~# cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a03 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Joerg
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of
      and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
			Please send bug reports and support requests to
			<cdrtools at>.
				  The original author should not be bothered with problems
				  of this version.

  cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.17-10-generic
  cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
  cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
  cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open
  '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
  cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
  cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord
				  /usr/share/doc/cdrecord/README.ATAPI.setup .

I have developed some autmated scripts for buring ISO's. and audio CD's
using cdrecord, and cdrdao. I'd like to be able to make these work on

What do I need to do to convert these?

Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
(Dennis Ritchie)

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