CD Burning Why So Difficult?

David Bandel david.bandel
Fri Mar 9 03:22:16 PST 2007

On 3/8/07, James McDonald <james at> wrote:
> David Bandel wrote:
> > On 3/8/07, James McDonald <james at> wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> >
> >> Thanks I thought that dev= had to be SCSI X,X,X parlance and when I ran
> >> cdrecord -scanbus I got nothing returned to identify my drive which
> >> incidentally is /dev/hdc..
> >>
> >
> > Been a long time since I said it:  RTFM.  You'll find instruction for
> > running scanbus against IDE (hint, grep for ATA).  However, most of
> > the more recent stuff allows you to do dev=/dev/hdc, but the older
> > dev=ATA:1,0,0 also works.
> >
> >
> RTFM I did... in the form of man cdrecord and I don't see options to run
> scanbus over an ata bus
> I wonder if this is one of those one where the totally incomprehensible
> info may work better?

man cdrecord on my system gets me the man page for wodim -- the
replacement for cdrecord.  A quick grep for ATA showed me exactly what
you needed to know about using IDE devices.

Either your distro is woefully outdated or is not maintaining
cdrecord/wodim.  If I were you, I'd either update or find a more
up-to-date distro than Caldera ;-)


David A. Bandel
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