Making a CD recorder work

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at
Thu Dec 21 02:26:54 UTC 2006

stan wrote:
> 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
> Schilling
> NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of
> cdrecord
>       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
>   dev=help'.
> 				  /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
> Ubuntu.
> What do I need to do to convert these?


Am I correct in assuming the HP CD Writer is not SCSI, rather it is

help with setting up your system?


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