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CD: Reading and Writing

Debian GNU/Linux will find your CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD drives without the need for you to do anything. For older versions of Debian GNU/Linux see Section 14.1.

The simplest way to burn a CD is with the Naultilus CD Creator described in Section 65.3. It is a basic burner to just do the job without any fuss. An excellent alternative which provides more control, as well as burning Audio CDs, is GnomeBaker which provides a very easy to use intuitive interface to access your burner and build disk images to burn. Another respectable, but more complex, alternative is xcdroast.

An excellent and easy to use command line alternative is burn.

For making backups of DVDs and creating other Video formats see Chapter [*].

You can get information about an inserted CD with cdrdao:

$ cdrdao disk-info
ATA:1,0,0: _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD        Rev: 103D
Using driver: Generic SCSI-3/MMC - Version 2.0 (options 0x0000)

That data below may not reflect the real status of the inserted medium
if a simulation run was performed before. Reload the medium in this case.

CD-RW                : yes
Total Capacity       : n/a
CD-R medium          : CMC Magnetics Corporation
                       Short Strategy Type, e.g. Phthalocyanine
Recording Speed      : 0X - 4X
CD-R empty           : no
Toc Type             : CD-DA or CD-ROM
Sessions             : 1
Last Track           : 1
Appendable           : no


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