[Techtalk] understanding cdrecord

Mick Timony madra at gis.net
Sun Nov 3 15:33:59 EST 2002

I agree, most of the GUI cd creation software is unintuitive and hard to
work. After trying many different GUI tools (thank be to apt-get on
Debian) I've finally settled on gcombust. If you have not tried either
of these I'd suggest you try it http://www.abo.fi/~jmunsin/gcombust/ or
another GUI tool eroaster.

I can't really answer your question (maybe someone else can :), but a
quick search on google turned this up:


    cdrecord treats iso images correctly by default. Just something like
    cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data image.iso


> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 18:05:36 +0100
> From: Hamster <hamster at hamsternet.org>
> To: techtalk <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
> Subject: [Techtalk] understanding cdrecord
> Hi!
> After becoming more and more disillusioned with the various graphical cd burning programmes out there, I decided to follow someones suggestion and try just using the command line cdrecord.
> So I've read the man page, but I am afraid I am the none the wiser as to how to burn my .iso image.
> For example, the man page has taught me that with the -pad option "15 sectors of zeroed data will be added to the end of this and each  subsequent  data  track".
> I mean thats just wonderful. But what does it *mean*? How do I know if I need to use the -pad option for burning my image?
> My two questions to the list are:
> 1) Do I need the -pad option to burn an .iso image?
> 2) Where can I find out more info as to this whole burning business? Like what do all these options mean, and how do I know if I need to use them or not?
> Thanks for any enlightenment...
> Hamster

Mick Timony
madra at gis.net
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