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Before I begin I will mention I've done my homework. Google, slackware FAQs, experimentation, search on linuxforms, and nothing has worked. I hope the problem is transparent to somebody. So, ...
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    cdrecord - bad target


    Before I begin I will mention I've done my homework. Google, slackware FAQs, experimentation, search on linuxforms, and nothing has worked. I hope the problem is transparent to somebody.

    So, I want to make a backup of data on my asus DVD rom (QuietTrack 16X max) It was installed shortly before I installed Slackware 10.2 on the computer I'm using. It can read just fine. I'm trying to use cdrecord as root and as a user to no avail. I have done cdrecord -scanbus and got this message:

    Script started on Sat 27 Jan 2007 06:39:25 PM CST
    root@Hostname:~/cdrecord# cdrecord -scanbus
    Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
    cdrecord: No such file or directory. Cannot open '/dev/pg*'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
    cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
    cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
    root@Hostname:~/cdrecord#
    Script done on Sat 27 Jan 2007 06:39:36 PM CST

    When I run the program on my iso file this is the error:

    Script started on Sat 27 Jan 2007 06:06:31 PM CST
    root@Hostname:~/cdrecord# cdrecord -v -tao -data speed=8 dev=/dev/hdc chineseFonts.iso
    Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
    TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
    scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
    devname: '/dev/hdc'
    scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
    Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
    cdrecord: Read-only file system. Cannot open '/dev/hdc'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
    cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'.
    cdrecord: For possible transport specifiers try 'cdrecord dev=help'.
    root@Hostname:~/cdrecord# exit
    Script done on Sat 27 Jan 2007 06:07:11 PM CST

    3584000 is the size of chineseFonts.iso given by ls -l If I exclude dev=/dev/hdc/ I just get a different error. Nothing I've tried has worked.

    What resorces can help me furthur or does somebody already know? ~~ Justin

    P.S. I want to configure my HP desjet 1180c under Slackware 10.2 - could someone recoment a good link. I don't think the support is onehundread percent for this printer.
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    when I use cdrecord w/ kernel 2.6.12.5 I get by with 'dev/hdc just as you're trying. Here's some variants:

    cdrecord -dev=ATAPI -scanbus
    cdrecord -dev=ATA -scanbus

    if you get, say 1,0,0 for the first, then try -dev=ATAPI:1,0,0

    what kernel are you using? With cdrecord, 2.4's and 2.6's act differently.
    At one point I do believe I went back to get/compile the most recent version of cdrecord. Maybe that would help in your case, too.
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    great advice but still have problems

    My Internet just came back on, along with the power, so I hope you don't think I'm unnapreciateive for not responding earlier. I tried your example and that didn't give me an error. I use kernal version 2.4. The problem still remains when I type

    cdrecord -v -tao -data -speed=8 dev=ASPCI:0,0,0 cdrecord/chineseFonts.iso

    The new error is that the device is not supported or no cd/dvd recorder. The speed doesn't seem to matter.

    scanbus using your suggestion using atapi lists asus dvd as 0,0,0

    root@Hostname:~# cdrecord dev=ATAPI -scanbus


    Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling

    scsidev: 'ATAPI'

    devname: 'ATAPI'

    scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2

    Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.

    Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be unmaintained.

    Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.

    Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.

    scsibus0:

    0,0,0 0) 'ASUS ' 'DVD-E616A2 ' '1.03' Removable CD-ROM

    0,1,0 1) *

    0,2,0 2) *

    0,3,0 3) *

    0,4,0 4) *

    0,5,0 5) *

    0,6,0 6) *

    0,7,0 7) *


    [root@Hostname:~# cdrecord -v -tao data -speed=1 dev=ATAPI:0,0,0 cdrecord/chineseFonts.iso




    Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling

    TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM

    scsidev: 'ATAPI:0,0,0'

    devname: 'ATAPI'

    scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0

    Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.

    Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be unmaintained.

    Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.

    Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.

    SCSI buffer size: 64512

    atapi: 1

    Device type : Removable CD-ROM

    Version : 0

    Response Format: 1

    Vendor_info : 'ASUS '

    Identifikation : 'DVD-E616A2 '

    Revision : '1.03'

    Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.

    Current: 0x0000

    Profile: 0x0010

    Profile: 0x0008

    cdrecord: Sorry, no CD/DVD-Recorder or unsupported CD/DVD-Recorder found on this target.

    root@Hostname:~#
    Script done on Sun 28 Jan 2007 07:57:42 PM CST

    I had to edit the typescript file to make it readable but this may stil be helpful. Is there a better burner I could download that could somehow give me support or do I need a driver, or what? I'm predicting somebody will tell me to download a more receint version of cdrecord, so I will do that unless somebody tells me it isn't worth my time. I should also mention I am using cd-r80s Thanks again ~~ Justin

    The dvd lights up and innitally makes noise just to mock me.
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    If you installed the Desktop Env., i.e. KDE, k3b is excellent burner.
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    Have you checked here first?

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    time to throw in the towel

    k3b says there is no writer available. Too much work and too little learning. I have decided to let the computer win this battle. Thanks for all the help. I think perhaps Slackware was a far to ambitious distro for me. ~~ Justin

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