OK, it's about time I tried to make myself useful again...
Darn. I forgot who asked the original question :/
Well, $PERSON, what are you trying to copy? Is it a
plain data cd, one or more sessions? There is a simple
tool that can save you a step of mkisofs - it's called
cdfs. It lets you mount a cd as an ISO instead of the
contents of the image, like this:
mount -t cdfs /dev/cdrom /mnt/iso
You simply specify the source as /mnt/iso/trackXX.iso,
where XX is the session you want, unless you mounted
with the merge option.
As for finding out what recording device to use, I also
strongly disagree with any of the core kernel team.
Many people who make recording programs have complained
about Linus (and others) being arrogant with regards
to the CD drivers in the kernel.
I have used cdrecord to find the writable SCSI units;
gcombust uses this option. You can scan for SCSI-CDRs,
grep the n,n,n number at give it back to cdrecord.
Get the latest cdrecord, cdfs and read any cd-recording
FAQs to find out if anything special needs to be done
to your kernel. You do at least need SCSI Generic
support in addition to the obvious.
(It's OK to mail me directly; I can probably dig up a
more descriptive approach over the weekend)
O- nny, roasting MP3s in Linux since 1998
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