cd burning

Chris Kassopulo ckasso at
Mon Mar 6 22:05:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 20:58:53 +0100, Filipe Bonjour wrote:

> If I try this, I get the following (and the command doesn't hang):
> fbonjour at dirac 16 $ cdrecord -scanbus

That doesn't hang for me either.  It hangs only when I specify the device.

> 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)?

It is an IDE CD writer.  Yes, I have read that scanbus is no longer
necessary for IDE drives, but I try it anyway.  I have also tried:

ckasso at lochness:~$ cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrw /home/ckasso/Desktop/boot.iso
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent defaults.
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
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 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-2.6.12-10-386
cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
scsidev: '/dev/cdrw'
devname: '/dev/cdrw'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.

and it hangs.

Writing to no device produces the same result.

Writing to hdc produces the same result except:

scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
devname: '/dev/hdc'

ckasso at lochness:~$ ls -l /dev/cdrw
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 3 2006-03-06 08:08 /dev/cdrw -> hdc

Thanks for the responses

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