I have just swapped a CD RW drive with a CD/DVD RW combo drive that
handles all formats.
When using these drives under Whinedoze(XP), there is a ceremony to be
performed in the drive properties, which involves the turning off of
'Allow CD recording on this drive'(or similar) in order to write DVDs. The
reverse has to be done in order to go back to writing CDs.
Before I start making coasters, can anyone tell if I need to look for a
similar switch or incantation when using the drive under linux or will the
relevant modules handle things better?
I had a quick look at a blank 4.7GB DVD+RW using Xcdroast and GnomeToaster
and they only showed 2.2xx GB available, however 'mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd'
with a formatted and partly filled(on Whinedoze) 4.7GB DVD-RAM results in
the correct files and free space showing, and the disc can be read and
written to. Running Xcdroast or GnomeToaster with this disc(mounted or
unmounted) in the drive shows the drive as unavailable, but still shows it
as having having only 2.2xx GB available.
Would I be correct in thinking that Xcdroast and GnomeToaster are only
aware of cdrecord and not using dvdrecord? Is there a configuration
option in the foregoing two programs for DVDs? If not, what alternative
GUIs are available for DVD creation(mainly data).
Here is the output of dvdrecord --scanbus:
Portions (c) 2002 Red Hat, Inc.
Cdrecord 1.11a15 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 J?rg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'schily-0.5'
1997 J. Schilling').
0,0,0 0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'DVDRAM GSA-4081B' 'A100' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
Any hints and tips gratefully accepted.