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Burn or write a CD with cdrecord and ide-cd

Problem

You want to burn a CD with on a 2.6 kernel, using cdrecord.

Keywords

CD, CD-ROM, CD-R, cdrom, burn, write, ide-cd, cdrom, cdrecord, linux, 2.6.

Solution

It used to be very complicated with ide-scsi, SCSI emulation, etc, but it got real simple. (The following works on my Debian unstable system.)

Make sure ide-cd is loaded.

cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc cd_image.iso

That is, assuming your CD-ROM drive is on /dev/hdc and cd_image.iso is the ISO image you want to burn. Check out the CD-Writing HOWTO on how to create an ISO image.

Also, check out this article about CD burning with a 2.6 kernel (IDE).

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