[Techtalk] Writing to CD-RW

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Fri Dec 18 19:44:10 UTC 2009


thanks for the response, comment is below.

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:14:50
-0500 Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey there,
> Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > I just set up a cd-rw to keep my favourite photos on, incrementing
> > them over time. I used to do this on Windows, where the cd-rw
> > installs like a hard drive and you can drag-and-drop files and it
> > will write to the cd automagically.
> <SNIP>
> > Is this a fundamental difference in cd-rw philosophy on linux, am I
> > expecting something I am not going to get?
> In doing a quick search in Google, it appears that this is not easy.
> Here are a couple of links that *might* help (no guarantees):
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PacketCD

Subsequent to my post I had read this and most everything related to cd
recording on wikipedia
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=129093

Interesting, but nothing seems to have become of it.
> They're pretty old, but there doesn't seem to be any modern
> information out there that's any better. I wonder why this hasn't
> already been made easy in Ubuntu.

It seems the CD-RW is no longer a favourite - with the availablility of
memory sticks and such it has few fans. The number of rewrites are
limited, it has a limited life span, and so perhaps development of the
necessary software technologies has been rendered unnecessary. Still,
for my use on Win2000 it has proved reliable and made an easy solution
to quick incremental backups that is still in use.


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