[Lvlug] Burning CD's
Fri, 10 Nov 2000 08:35:27 -0500
> By the way, Mark, what are you using to burn your discs?
Hmm? For hardware I'm using a Creative CD-RW which can write disks at up to 4
speed. As for software, I tried using it under Windows to see if I could make
disks there first. Supposed to be a lot easier, right? Well, I got a copy of
Adaptec's Easy-CD Creator and DirectCD and found out after the first disk that
these disks can only be read by Windows. Seems the documentation says the same
thing. It gave me no other choices for file systems. Seems MicroSoft must own
Adaptec. Total screwing around time just to find out I was stuck - 3 weeks. (
I get stubborn when I can't solve a problem)
So, then I switched over to Linux. Had an article in Maximum Linux called
"Learn to Burn" that took me through the steps of setting up the kernel and
software. Total screwing around time to make a disk that could be read by
LInux and Windows - 3 hours.
So, right now I am using the command line versions of mkisofs and cdrecord. I
have XCD Roast which is a front end for cdrecord but it is missing a couple of
settings that I like to use. I haven't tried to make a copy of a disk yet, so
I need to use dd to make the image and try from there. Any other ideas?