The cdrdao package provides, by far, the simplest interface for burning CDs. Also, some burners have had limited support for track at once burning, as was the experience with Mint where cdrecord could not work for recording audio. The cdrdao tool worked just fine in that instance. Cdrdao can be used to duplicate both data and audio CDs.
# chmod u+s /usr/bin/cdrdao
$ cdrdao scanbus
You can then specify as command line options of cdrdao the
--driver. However, to avoid having to
do this every time you can create either
/etc/default/cdrdao. The file should contain the following
line or lines, replacing the
0,0,0 with your SCSI device
address as identified by
cdrdao scanbus, and the driver (if
required) with the appropriate one for your CD writer - see the cdrdao
write_device: "0,0,0" write_driver: "generic-mmc"
On Athene (kernel 2.6.7) the device is
The following cdrdao commands can be specified on the command line without the need to identify the device each time (assuming it is identified in the appropriate configuration file as described above):
show-toc - prints out toc and exits toc-info - prints out short toc-file summary toc-size - prints total number of blocks for toc read-toc - create toc file from audio CD read-cd - create toc and rip audio data from CD read-cddb - contact CDDB server and add data as CD-TEXT to toc-file show-data - prints out audio data and exits read-test - reads all audio files and exits disk-info - shows information about inserted medium msinfo - shows multi session info, output is suited for scripts unlock - unlock drive after failed writing blank - blank a CD-RW scanbus - scan for devices simulate - shortcut for 'write --simulate' write - writes CD copy - copies CD
# cd /dev # ln -s cdrw cdrecorder
But gcdmaster failed for some reason (after cdrdao read the CD and then requested a RETURN!) and so why not just use the command line to copy a CD as described below!
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