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This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (fadden@fadden.com) with numerous contributions by others.

5-18] What do I need to record on a UNIX (Linux, Solaris, etc) system?

(2001/05/06)

The choice of what hardware to buy is dictated by software availability.
Find the software you want to use (common choices include "cdrecord",
listed in section (6-1-20), GEAR in section (6-1-3), and CDR Publisher in
section (6-1-9)). All support a variety of recorders, primarily SCSI
devices.

Consult the software manufacturer's web site for any specific
recommendations.

It's possible to get IDE recorders working under Linux, by installing
an "ide-scsi" module that makes the recorder work more or less like
a SCSI device. This is similar to what the Windows ASPI layer does
for IDE devices. See the CD-Writing HOWTO for more details (try
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO.html).

The Sun CD FAQ at http://www.datamodl.demon.co.uk/suncd/ has some
helpful tips on using CD recorders and creating bootable CD-ROMs for
Solaris machines.


 

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