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How to burn from .cue files?
K3b lists .cue files with the ones that it recognizes so I assume a CD can be burned from a .cue file with K3b. I tried this and the error says that the .cue file doesn't appear to be a usable file. I downloaded it again and repeated the process to the same end. I faired no better with Gnomebaker. Can .cue files not be used to burn CD's under Linux? If so, how do you do it and where am I going wrong? Any help appreciated.
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Luton, England, UK, Earth
You could try not using the GUI for K3b: for example:
/usr/bin/cdrdao write --device 0,0,0 --driver generic-mmc --speed 52 --eject /home/dapperdan/downloads/tunnel/yourcuefiledapperdan.cue
or of course the location of the file
Here's what happened...
dapper@dan:~$ /usr/bin/cdrdao write --device 0,0,0 --driver generic-mmc --speed 52 --eject ZETA_1.1_LiveCD/ZETA_1.1_LiveCD.cue Cdrdao version 1.1.9 - (C) Andreas Mueller <email@example.com> SCSI interface library - (C) Joerg Schilling Paranoia DAE library - (C) Monty Check http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/drives.html#dt for current driver tables. ZETA_1.1_LiveCD/ZETA_1.1_LiveCD.cue:5: syntax error at "FILE" missing Eof dapper@dan:~$
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
Thanks. I installed bchunk latest without incident. When I try to run...
dapper@dan# bchunk ZETA_1.1_LiveCD.cue ZETA_1.1_LiveCD.iso binchunker for Unix, version 1.1.1 by Heikki Hannikainen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Created with the kind help of Bob Marietta <marietrg@SLU.EDU>, partly based on his Pascal (Delphi) implementation. Support for MODE2/2352 ISO tracks thanks to input from Godmar Back <email@example.com> and Colas Nahaboo <Colas@Nahaboo.com> Released under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later (at your option). Usage: bchunk [-v] [-p (PSX)] [-w (wav)] [-s (swabaudio)] <image.bin> <image.cue> <basename> Example: bchunk foo.bin foo.cue foo -v Verbose mode -p PSX mode: truncate MODE2/2352 to 2336 bytes instead of normal 2048 -w Output audio files in WAV format -s swabaudio: swap byte order in audio tracks
EDIT: I just sent the following email to them...
Many of us in the Linux community would love to run the new ZETA live CD, but are running into a brick wall trying to make one from the files provided. In K3b (the most popular Linux burner front end), Gnomebaker and even from the command line, The .cue file will not burn a CD. I've downloaded the file three times and tried to burn it repeatedly all to the same end. I've tried converting the .img files to iso, attempted to convert the .cue file to .iso and nothing works. Are there special instructions to burning a live CD of ZETA under Linux? If so, could you provide a link as I've not been able to find any. The difficulty I'm having is happening to other Linux users. Should we not also be considered as prime target consumers of your OS? Would it not be a simple matter to provide the Linux community with an .iso file we can easily burn rather than having us jump through all these hoops to get a Live CD of ZETA?
Any attention you can give us in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the good work you are doing with ZETA.
With kind regards,
I never heard back from Zeta, (very disappointing that they really seem to not care less that many folks are having the same troubles), but I finally decided to go ahead and download the trial version of NeroLinux to: (a) See what all the fuss was about and, (b) To burn ZETA since a few forums I visited said it had no problems with .cue files.
We're now burned, and I have a live cd of ZETA. I wonder why K3B and GnomeBaker pitched such a fit at the prospect of burning .cue files?
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Coventry, UK
the bchunk command syntax should really be...
bchunk binfile.bin cuefile.cue myisofile.iso
I still can't understand why ZETA doesn't seem to think the Linux community would be fertile ground upon which to demonstrate its product. If they did, why could they not simply provide us with an .ISO? If anyone would be open minded enough to consider their product it would be those of us who use open source.
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- Sep 2006
zeta cd images
Use cuetools (cue2toc) to convert the cue file;
cue2toc zeta.cue > zeta.toc
cdrdao write --speed x zeta.toc
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- Apr 2005
From what I understand they cannot use iso files because iso is a filesystem which is not advanced enough to contain a beos or zeta filesystem
k3b and gnomebaker do not use cue files which is a pity.
This is what I tried and it worked. I have not used the cd yet though. Just written it.
cdrdao write --device /dev/hdd --driver generic-mmc --speed 52 zeta.cue