[clug] cdrecord problem ?

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at openminddev.net
Wed Dec 3 01:30:50 GMT 2003

On Wednesday 03 December 2003 10:52, Brendan Henderson wrote:
> Having trouble burning cd's. Using mkisofs and cdrecord as described below
> :-
> mkisofs -A "name of application id" -V "name of volume id" -J -R -v -T -x
> ./lost+found -o "name of iso.iso" /path/to/directory
> then
> cdrecord --dev=0,0,0 fs=12m speed=8 "name of iso.iso"
> Process completes but mounting cdrom and ls provides nothing.
> cdrecord -scanbus reveals :-
> scsibus0:
> 	    0,0,0	  0) 'SONY    ' 'CD-RW  CRX140E  ' '1.0n' Removable CD-ROM
> Any help appreciated. Go easy on me. I'm a relative newbie. Got the above
> info from the net ???.

Personally, I still mostly use xcdroast to make my isos.

Did you test the iso by mounting it on a loopback device?
(Ideally done before burning.)

# mount -o loop name_of_iso.iso some_mountpoint_dir

Also, try running cdrecord with the -v flag, although it should display any 
errors even without it.

Reading the cdrecord manpage suggests that setting 'fs' too high is of no 
benefit.  I've never used the option (default is 4mb).

Otherwise what you have done looks okay to me (based on what I usually do 
myself and the manpages).



Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia (UTC +10 hrs)

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