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26 Apr 2005 12:57 choadster

Re: A really useful program

> All of these comments seem so negative.
> I would like to point out that this is
> the only (afaik) CD or DVD burning
> software for Linux, and that it works
> really well. I for one am really
> grateful to Jörg Schilling for
> writing this and giving it away for
> free. I have just successfully and
> happily burned yet another CD using this
> software.

You're on Freshmeat; look around and see plenty of other tools, like cdrdao, dvd+rw-tools, and so on. cdrecord is old and "mature" but it certainly misbehaves often enough to make it not worth using on many platforms. Between that and its annoying dual-licensing (DVD mastering requires a non-free (as in speech) license for this thing) it's just not worth the bother.

19 Apr 2005 01:55 wiremore

A really useful program
All of these comments seem so negative. I would like to point out that this is the only (afaik) CD or DVD burning software for Linux, and that it works really well. I for one am really grateful to Jörg Schilling for writing this and giving it away for free. I have just successfully and happily burned yet another CD using this software.

02 Apr 2005 16:28 Birdmon

Re: cdrecord: No target found.
WNASPI32.DLL fixed me right up with Win2K, I'd tried the Adaptec ASPI with no luck, once proving again that Nero JUST WORKS!

26 Jan 2005 00:02 macrowoo

cdrecord run scsi command time out

Hi All,

I have run cdrtools-2.01 to the system,which have linux(2.4.17),AMD x86 cpu, pdc20618 ide controller and sony CD-R/RW CRX230A.

It seem not to work well.

1.when I can run "cdrecord blank=fast driveropts=burnfree speed=2 dev=0,0,1" ,sometime

the CDRW can work completely but it occupy the memory very large to 20M.

cdrtools command the memory fs=4M defaultly?

=========================

when no run cdrecord

=========================

# cd /proc

# cat meminfo

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:

Mem: 59797504 26144768 33652736 0 155648 10240000

Swap: 0 0 0

MemTotal: 58396 kB

MemFree: 32864 kB

MemShared: 0 kB

Buffers: 152 kB

Cached: 10000 kB

SwapCached: 0 kB

Active: 1924 kB

Inactive: 14576 kB

HighTotal: 0 kB

HighFree: 0 kB

LowTotal: 58396 kB

LowFree: 32864 kB

SwapTotal: 0 kB

SwapFree: 0 kB

#

=========================

when run cdrecord

=========================

# cat meminfo

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:

Mem: 59797504 58617856 1179648 0 77824 10436608

Swap: 0 0 0

MemTotal: 58396 kB

MemFree: 1152 kB

MemShared: 0 kB

Buffers: 76 kB

Cached: 10192 kB

SwapCached: 0 kB

Active: 27208 kB

Inactive: 21036 kB

HighTotal: 0 kB

HighFree: 0 kB

LowTotal: 58396 kB

LowFree: 1152 kB

SwapTotal: 0 kB

SwapFree: 0 kB

#

2.when there occur error just as:

========================================================================================

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 6828, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x2a 00 00 00 25 0e 00 00 1f 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 7943, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x2a 00 00 00 25 0e 00 00 1f 00

/opt/bin/cdrecord: Input/output error. write_g1: scsi sendcmd: cmd timeout after 80.030 (40) s

CDB: 2A 00 00 00 25 0E 00 00 1F 00

cmd finished after 80.030s timeout 40s

write track data: error after 19427328 bytes

/opt/bin/cdrecord: A write error occured.

/opt/bin/cdrecord: Please properly read the error message above.

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 9201, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x00 00 00 00 00 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 10312, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x00 00 00 00 00 00

/opt/bin/cdrecord: Input/output error. test unit ready: scsi sendcmd: cmd timeout after 80.026 (40) s

CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00

cmd finished after 80.026s timeout 40s

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 11430, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

/opt/bin/cdrecord: faio_wait_on_buffer for writer timed out.

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 14770, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

/opt/bin/cdrecord: Input/output error. flush cache: scsi sendcmd: cmd timeout after 240.030 (120) s

CDB: 35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

cmd finished after 240.030s timeout 120s

Trouble flushing the cache

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 18105, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 21449, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

=======================================================================================

then the scsi will abort all command time and time and my system become to slow.

and the the time to timeout become longer and longer.and the cdrecord command can not

return so long time.

How I can solve it ?

3. when the cdrw can not work well,I kill the process and make command "cdrecord -scanbus" .

there occur error:

=======================================================================================

Linux sg driver version: 3.1.22

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 38144, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x5b 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 46527, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x00 00 00 00 00 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 47646, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x00 00 00 00 00 00

scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 48754, scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0 0x5b 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

=======================================================================================

it will try again and again.there are some scsi command to execute to reset the device

just as the power on reset? I confuse whether the sony cdrw can be reset by command to

let it work normal when occur error.

I need your help and Please give me some advice.

Best Regards

Henry


21 Jan 2005 06:38 rolo9707

Licensing question
Hi, I have a short question about the nature of the license for cdrecord-prodvd and cdrtools.

Is this software free and unrestricted for personal use?

If so, why does cdrecord-prodvd produce the output

Unlocked features:

Limited features:

I am using SuSE 9.1, and have trouble with the "SuSE" version when burning CUE/BIN audio-CDs.

21 Dec 2004 10:24 tomrowan

Re: Sorry, I'm new to this...


> RTFM is sooooo simple and even faster

> than

> writing here...

>

> Any documented Buffer underrun method is

> supported

>

Yes but for people TRULY new to this, RTFM may be a challenge too! :p

09 Dec 2004 02:19 mystikmitch

Re: Burning is broken ???
I appreciate for your reply however this is worse now. The
recent "2.6.9-1" kernel has more issues. Now it hangs
sometimes as root too, besides root can be dangerous.

08 Dec 2004 20:33 douw

Re: Burning is broken ???
Just run k3b as root - root - get it ?

You can do this in your user by opening a "File Manager - Super user" press F4 on that and then type "k3b" and enjoy ... !

> Not very nice, burning is broken on

> latest kernels.

07 Dec 2004 04:16 mystikmitch

Re:
Not very nice, burning is broken on latest kernels. People
will be afraid of switching to linux. Solution? someone that
is willing and knows how to code like the Author himself.
Coding: good coder values: poor from this Author. I have
spent days cursing with "rage" nearly a heart attack,
because 2.6.9 does not work. "2.4" kernel has troubles too
mind you on debian argg. Would not have wrote this rant
but it is 7:00 AM for past 24 hours (yes serious) "I" been
trying to get this to work.

I am a student do not have the time to play with burning. I
need to backup things. Contribute? yes but have no skills in
code. What is linux coders waiting for?? those that do
know how to code. It is obviously the Author has no wish to
upgrade to the "nicer" looking /dev/hdX interface. " 0,1,0"
"0,5,2" seems nicer? Well, do not know maybe he has a
reason for not wanting. From a user view it is broken for 1
year. I left windows for linux, but I am not sure if I made
the right choice now. I am frustrated, tired, going from
distro to distro for cdrecords / cdrtools. The 2.03 worked
only version that did!! Well, I had other problems and
switched to Debian and like it. (aside from recording)

This problem is very serious not just for me forget me. It
is bad for any user that seems helpless because it does not
work. Being open source is nice, people can jump in and
help. However, catchy catch. Not all users know how to
code. What can a user do in this case? Again, surely hope
this is fixed soon or someone starts a new project. Not to
discourage the Author who already did a well job on the
old code part. However, rebellion is only going to hurt the
user.

09 Nov 2004 15:06 Kingtrae79

Multiple CD Burner support
is there multiple CD burner support built into cdrecord? I'm

trying to make a CD burning machine with multiple burners

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