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Re: [vox-tech] Burning CD's in Linux
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Re: [vox-tech] Burning CD's in Linux



begin Robert G. Scofield <rscofield@afes.com> 
> I'm trying to get my CDRW to work under Linux.  I'm following some directions 
> from the CD Write How To, and from another website.  I'm at the point where I 
> am supposed to type "cdrecord -scanbus."  I get this error message when I do:
> 
> "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."
> 
> I do not have a /dev/pg, whatever that is.  Does anyone know what this error 
> message means?
 
/dev/pg* (i think) are device files for parallel port ATAPI devices.

what kind of burner do you have?

> Also, isn't there an easier program one can use to burn CD's with?

cdrecord is, imho, the easiest.  even easier than the windows software
i've seen out there, like nero.

pete


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