Can't get cdrecord program to find scsi device

Asked by Janice on 2006-09-15

Want to know how to burn CD's. Tried to use cdrecord, but no luck. cdrecord -scanbus gives error. /dev/scd0 doesn't exist.

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2006-09-15
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2006-09-20
Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

Try passing dev option to cdrecord.
By passing dev=help, it shows a list of possible values.

Do you really have a SCSI cd recorder? If not, you need to use /dev/cdrom

This is how I usually call cdrecord:
$ cdrecord -v speed=24 dev=/dev/cdrom driveropts=burnfree image.iso

In English, that means write image.iso on the cdrom located at /dev/cdrom with the buffer underrun protection, and be verbose (-v).

Janice (janice-bannister) said : #3

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thrown off by the cdrecord -scanbus command
which I used on other older distros to check operation of cdrecord. I guess
the new 2.6 kernel doesn't require scsi simulation to use ide cd burners. We
used to have to specify (eg. dev=0,0,0). On this distro, that isn't
required. I guess cdrecord detects /dev/hdc and uses it.

Many thanks!

On 9/15/06, Luca Falavigna <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Support request #1802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1802
>
> Comment:
> Try passing dev option to cdrecord.
> By passing dev=help, it shows a list of possible values.
>

Janice (janice-bannister) said : #4

Thanks for the suggestion. I was thrown off by the cdrecord -scanbus command
which I used on other older distros to check operation of cdrecord. I guess
the new 2.6 kernel doesn't require scsi simulation to use ide cd burners. We
used to have to specify (eg. dev=0,0,0). On this distro, that isn't
required. I guess cdrecord detects /dev/hdc and uses it.

Many thanks!

On 9/20/06, Alexandre Vassalotti <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Support request #1802 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+ticket/1802
>
> Comment:
> Do you really have a SCSI cd recorder? If not, you need to use /dev/cdrom
>
> This is how I usually call cdrecord:
> $ cdrecord -v speed=24 dev=/dev/cdrom driveropts=burnfree image.iso
>
> In English, that means write image.iso on the cdrom located at /dev/cdrom
> with the buffer underrun protection, and be verbose (-v).
>

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #5

When ready, please close this ticket. Thanks.

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