[Techtalk] Writing to CD-RW

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 00:41:45 UTC 2009

Hey there,

Anne Wainwright wrote:
> Little Girl wrote:
> > Anne Wainwright wrote:

> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PacketCD
> Subsequent to my post I had read this and most everything related
> to cd recording on wikipedia

I'm not surprised. It was one of the first links in Google, and it
also turned up repeatedly much further in on lots of other pages, so
I started thinking it was Your Only Hope. (:
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=129093
> Interesting, but nothing seems to have become of it.

That one might actually work the best of all, since I get the
impression that you can then access the disc from any software rather
than just from a file manager or CD burning program.
> > 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.

There's also the fact that almost all of us bought some when they
came out, so most people probably still have them around. Considering
how many of the older methods are still supported (or at least easily
accessible) in Linux, it's kind of surprising that this one just
somehow got left by the wayside, at least for the most part.

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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