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Can I burn CD's with a standard IDE CDRW drive?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:26 am
by WisdomWolf
I have only used linux a very little bit and am in no way familiar with it or how it works. However I have several files which I would like to burn to CD on my xbox right now and I don't have the time to disconnect my internet connection in order to FTP them all to my computer...I run a server from my pc. I would like to put one of my spare CDRW drives into the xbox temporarily using a Power splitter and the standard IDE interface. First of all I would like to know if this is possible...and if so...can somebody give me some really easy to understand instructions? If not that's ok...just thought that it wouldn't hurt to ask.


Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:11 pm
by bikr
Wisdom: The ide channel is a standard ide channel , you can put any device on it and as long as you have the linux drivers for the device it will work. However, you will not be able to read xbox games with the new drive. just be forewarned.. There are tutorials on on how to make the swaps.. Then emerge cdroast and you should be good to go. --Bikr

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:17 pm
by WisdomWolf
Ok I think all I needed to know is that CdRoast is the program to use. I will go ahead and test that out today and let you know how it goes.

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:10 pm
by WisdomWolf
When I ran emerge cdroast it gave me some kind of error about calculating dependecies. So I thought that running magic and letting it do an emerge sync should fix things. Unfortunately that didn't do anything.
This is what happens:

emerge cdroast
Calculating dependencies
emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "cdroast".

!!!Error calculating dependencies. Please correct.
Any ideas as to how to go about getting cdroast to work?

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:09 pm
by scoobydu
Its xcdroast not cdroast :)

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:21 pm
by WisdomWolf
I have encountered yet another problem now. Whenever I attempt to run xcdroast it tells me that it has to run at a resolution of at least 1024x768, but gentoox doesn't support anything beyond 800x600. Now what do i do? I thought about burning cd's from a terminal using cdrecord like in the USB example but I have no idea how to due that. Sorry guys, but like I said before I am a complete noob to linux.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:31 am
by WisdomWolf
somebody please help me!!!

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:58 pm
by ShALLaX
Use console burning.....

cdrecord -scanbus (this will give you the x,y,z numbers)

cdrecord dev=x,y,z speed=x -eject /path/to/file.iso

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:32 pm
by WisdomWolf
Ok I only have one question left then. If I want to use mkisofs to create and ISO image with a certain set of files what are the commmands I should use to do it? Most of the files that I want to burn to CD are avi files and therefore are not part of any ISO yet. However I can always burn the new stardust releases using cdrecord. Somebody please answer that last question and I think I will be all set.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:08 am
by ShALLaX
man mkisofs

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 5:35 am
by WisdomWolf
I have tried looking at the man pages, but there are too many parameters to make sense out of. I just need to know the basic commands.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:43 pm
by ShALLaX
Then youll learn them by looking at the manpage.