cd burning

Filipe Bonjour fbonjour at
Mon Mar 6 19:58:53 UTC 2006


If I try this, I get the following (and the command doesn't hang):

fbonjour at dirac 16 $ cdrecord -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 
Joerg Schilling
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 

cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.12-10-686
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'. Make sure you 
are root.
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 .

I thought than the -scanbus option was to scan the bus for SCSI numbers, 
so this shouldn't be necessary any more for IDE CD writers. So first of 
all, do you have a CD writer that's connected through a SCSI bus? 
Otherwise, have you tried running with dev=/dev/dvdrw (or whatever your 
device is)?


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