No good CD-Rom copy software

Michael M. Moore michael at
Sat Jun 27 13:14:46 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-06-27 at 06:29 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:

>         So this is where we are today. No way to copy a CD on Ubuntu
> Jaunty or Hardy. We need man cdrecord again.

man wodim

               wodim is used to record data or audio Compact Discs on an
        Orange Book CD-Recorder or to write DVD media  on  a

wodim is the replacement for cdrecord.  Usually, /usr/bin/cdrecord is
symlinked to /usr/bin/wodim so that older programs that look for
'cdrecord' will use wodim instead.  You might want to check whether that
symlink exists, if you need it.

I used to use cdw on Debian.  Never failed, though I remember once I had
to re-create the above-mentioned symlink because it disappeared somehow.
cdw is just one alternative if you don't want to use wodim from the
command line.  I'm sure there are others.  But you may find it simpler
to use wodim directly.

$ aptitude show cdw
Package: cdw
State: not installed
Version: 0.3.3-2
Priority: optional
Section: universe/otherosfs
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
Uncompressed Size: 209k
Depends: genisoimage, libc6 (>= 2.4), libcdio7, libncursesw5 (>= 5.6
+20071006-3), wodim
Conflicts: cdw-common, gcdw
Replaces: cdw-common, gcdw
Description: Tool for burning CD's - console version
 Ncurses-based frontend for wodim and genisoimage. It can handle audio
and data CD burning, through a CD image or directly from
 the files.

Michael M.

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