CD-Rewritable & Linux

CD-Rewritable & Linux

Post by Dave Pla » Mon, 03 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:>Does CD-RWs work under Linux? Can I record ISO cds on CD-R and CD-RW

Some of the SCSI CR-RW drives (in particular, the Ricoh MP620xS) will
work under Linux, if you use the current alpha-test version of
cdrecord.  In general, a CD-R or CD-RW drive which complies with the
SCSI MMC-3 command set stands a fairly good chance of working.

You can record ISO CDs on CD-R and CD-RW media using this software
package.  You can also record Red Book audio CDs.  There's even some
primitive/experimental support for packet writing in the version
currently being developed.

There's work underway to support the IDE/ATAPI CD-RW drives that
comply with the MMC-3 command set.  At the moment, this requires both
the current alpha version of cdrecord, and a modest patch to the Linux
kernel... the stock kernel doesn't support all of the SCSI command
formats (e.g. 10-byte mode) over the ATAPI bus, and has far too short
a timeout to allow the CLOSE SESSION fixation command to run to
completion.  I've heard that with this patch in place, some of the
ATAPI CD-RW drives are working reliably.

Quote:>Im thinking about buying a HP CD-RW 7110e (external unit, plugs into the
>parallel port). Does any one knows if this unit can be used under Linux?

As far as I know, nobody has tried one of the parallel-port units, and
I doubt it will work.

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