Michael Leone on 6 Jul 2004 23:11:03 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Gnome - xcdroast - what's burn:///

On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 14:40, Douglas Lentz wrote:
> Red Hat 9.
> Perhaps someone with more knowledge of burning or cdroast can answer this...
> When I insert a blank CD in my burner, Nautilus frequently thrusts the 
> burn:/// folder in my face. What's burn:///? I can't seem to cd to it 
> using bash.
> I have a "remanufactured" Acer CD R/W drive that I picked up for change 
> at Computer Renaissance a few years ago. It sat on the shelf until I put 
> together my bare-bones box. And yes,  I have burned CDs (audio and data) 
> on it using xcdroast. It just doesn't really like to work. I average 
> about eight failures for each successful burn. Usually, it reports a bad 
> starting sector, performs OPC,  the red light goes on, it tries for a 
> while, it reports that fifo was 0% full, and ejects the CD. So I try 
> again, switching back and forth between DAO, TAO, and RAW16, and 
> eventually it works and the CD burns fine. Slow - I burn at 2X.

I'm honestly curious - a name brand Sony 52X IDE CD-RW is like $50
(after rebate) - non-name brands are probably less. Wouldn't it make
more sense to just junk that clunker and get a new one, rather than
spend so much on blown CDs, and your time? (I'll go out on a limb here,
and presume that your time is worth something, at least).

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