Getting A CD Writer to Work in fedora...

Shawn McCuan mccuan at
Fri Jan 21 03:28:39 UTC 2005

actually, i have already got it working now with help from another
member of the list. You are correct though, my drives are using ATA
instead of SCSI.

On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 21:12 -0600, David Hoffman wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:09:09 -0500, Shawn McCuan <mccuan at> wrote:
> > I am new to Fedora. I just started using it Yesterday as a matter of fact.
> > Im not a complete "newblet" to Linux, i have been using Linux for about 4
> > months now. I have yet to be able to get my TDK CD-Burner to work. What
> > programs, settings, configurations, etc. would I need to change in order to
> > get my CD-Burner to work?
> > 
> You don't mention what you have tried. cdrecord should probably work,
> but you would have to find the device number. Try running "cdrecord
> -scanbus" and it will tell you what the device number is (something
> like 0,0,0 or 1,0,0).
> Then you would probably want to do something like:
> mkisofs -r /directory_path | cdrecord -v --eject driveropts=burnfree dev=1,0,0 -
>  --- OR ---
> I think your drive uses ATA instead of SCSI, so you would change the
> dev argument like this:
> mkisofs -r /directory_path | cdrecord -v --eject driveropts=burnfree
> dev=ATA:1,0,0 -
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