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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Schofield) Newsgroups: linux.redhat.misc,linux.redhat.rpm Subject: Re: CD-RW suggestions? Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 16:34:15 GMT Message-ID: <email@example.com> References: <38374807.ACF839DF@home.com>
<384D1CC4.97B2D4F@sunsoft.no> On Tue, 07 Dec 1999 15:42:12 +0100, Jan-Petter =?iso-8859-1?Q?Midtg=E5rd?= <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >John R Worachek wrote: >> >> I have an HP Pavilion 8395 and am considering >> purchasing a CD-RW drive. >> >> Any suggestions on hardware and software? >> >Software: >I've been using XCDRoast which works just fine. You will also have to >install mkisofs. >
My suggestion is a SCSI drive Yamaha 6416 perhaps. Probably you want to run IDE though and herein lies the problem I worked on for a week. I could be wrong but xcdroast is the only graphical interface and it is very dated and hard to work with unless you have scsi drives. It appears that the source and site for the program has wandered as I would have liked to make it up to a user friendly interface that everyone can use. The version I have without source is -96e and if anyone know where the source is, or a newer version then it would be appreciated. I also feel a CDRW HOWTO is needed rather than patching up the old CDROM HOWTO. If you have used the Adaptec package you know the present tools are not userfriendly enough. The idea that the whole of a RW disc should be erased before rewriting is hardly RW is it and as far as I can tell even this button has not been added. The first machine I wanted to put a HP 8100i on to coexist with Windoze on another seperate IDE drive. I had a new IDE 25 Mbyte for Linux and only when I got this to settle down, basically the Disk druid is pretty crap and you have to really use fdisk could I get a staple sytem. i.e 2 ide's and 2 atapi CDROM and CDRWriter. Would have helped if my bios had recognized ATAPI but did not. I used Mandrake 6.0 (RH6.0) and kde desktop and the first problem was to add the read writer as a second disk, so no set-up software was available. This configuration pnp package needs to be made up for simple integration I feel.
Well I have it work the best I can get it so far but I feeel it still could only be called a disc copier, as to using the RW as it should for auto-backup and second drive I will just have to wait until someone fetches out some decent software or give me the source for the xcdroast. Well the best I have done so far is to make a text list of the files and changes needed manually and anyone is welcome to the same if they send an Email. NEW MACHINE. I have now loaded the xcdroast on another machine this time with IDE and SCSI the ide has a HP8200i RW with ide Windoze and the SCSI has a wide fast lvd 68 pin on channel A and the Yamaha CRW4416S, 50 pin on channel B. Note this appears to be a problem. I still do not have this stable with xcdroast it sets up and sees both the scsi devices and lists them in the scsi section with the ide in the ide section. Yet when I try to burn a disc by any method it states unknown error. The discs are recorded but only once. When you check under setup the two scsi devices are now listed again but a llisting of two discs this ibm hard drive is listed now twice and the scsi hard drive is not listed at all. The whole of the desktop is now messed up and even shutdown does not work. Any ideas anyone. Has someone made a proper application for CDRW's yet? Can I get this sorted? Help would be appreciated. Barry Schofield Check out the FAQ's on ISDN and Phones & TA's PCI and Ext TA's with drivers for Windoze and Linux. New Linux PCI card, So-Bus terminaters and multiports For the latest info on ISDN check out Lion's web site at www.lioncom.net.
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