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Re: [SLE] Frustrated with Linux
Check out gtoaster at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtoaster
It is much much nicer than Xcdroast is, imho.

Have some fun!
-Steven

On Tuesday 01 May 2001 01:11 am, Dennis wrote:
> I have the similar problem on DirectCD, I use it on Lose98 and I just leave
> it as it is.
> Your idea on using another old PC sound great, I am going to give it a kick
> later. : )
>
> Somehow, writing CD under Linux is still a 'big' pain to me (sorry but it's
> true for me). When I use the SCSI Yamaha 16w10rw40r with Xcdroast, it work
> ok but it missed multi-sessions support. : (
>
> When I try to do it on my Plexwriter 12w10rw32r IDE at home, it gives me
> quite a bit of headache. : ( I have another Samsung 8432 IDE also having
> the similar problem, and I guess my skill is still need to be upgraded to
> deal with this. : )
>
> Now, anyone know anything on multi-session support under Linux? to me, this
> is important to save some media.
>
> Thanks and have a nice holiday. : )
> Dennis/sg
>
> > Hi Jerry,
> > I don't have any easy solutions, except to suggest not to use UDF. In
> > my experience with UDF (in Win 98), I found it rather slow and unreliable
> > (it ruined several CD-R's on me). I dunno if this is the standard
> > experience,
>
> but
>
> > I've found it much easier to just use Easy CD Creator to create a normal
>
> CD.
>
> > I believe there are many good GUI apps to do this kind of thing for you.
> > Another not-quite-elegant solution would be to take an old PC you own
>
> (P150
>
> > or better, I'd say), and install the CD-RW on it. Then install Windows
> > 9x, and DirectCD. Finally network it with you main Linux box, and use
> > samba to write to the CD - I think that would work.
> > It might also just pay to sit it out, Linux is gaining support rapidly
> > right now, I can't imagine it being long before it supports UDF in the
>
> normal
>
> > kernel.
> > Finally, you might do a search on Freshmeat to see if there are any UDF
> > writting apps. Perhaps you could find something that might not mount it
>
> like
>
> > a floppy, but would let you easily add and remove files in a file
> > manager-like interface.
> >
> > -Tim
> >
> > On Monday 30 April 2001 08:43 pm, you wrote:
> > > Well, I have finally gotten to the place where I am frustrated with
> > > Linux. Why? Because, a couple of weeks ago I purchased a CDRW drive.
> > > The MAIN reason I purchased it was to store all of the Linux stuff I
> > > download off of the internet. Well, after getting it installed and
> > > functioning, I set about to learn how to use it (burn CDs). I learned
> > > how to use mkisofs and cdrecord, and Xcdroast. (I also have Win Me
> > > installed on my machine.) Adaptec Easy CD Creator and Direct CD came
> > > with my drive, and with Direct Cd I can format a CD in UDF format and
> > > write/read/erase files to a CDRW disc with no problems. I thought,
> > > cool, this is what I want to do in Linux. When I set about to learn how
> > > to do this in Linux, I was very disappointed to learn that UDF is at
> > > best a kernel patch to get it functioning. Yes, I know read support is
> > > in the kernel options, if I want to recompile the kernel, but not write
> > > support. I want to use my CDRW like a big floppy, but I can't in Linux.
> > > I want to USE Linux, not spend all of my time hacking it or recompiling
> > > the kernel. I am an end user, not a hacker. I have real work to get
> > > done and I'd LIKE to use Linux to get that work done. Sorry, but I have
> > > to use what works without having to spend a lot of time getting it
> > > working. I have been using Linux now for about one year, and have come
> > > to love it. However, this is a very frustrating roadblock for me.
> > > Unless someone can show me how to use my CDRW store/read/write/erase
> > > individual files onto my CDRW disks easily (Like DirectCD does in
> > > Windows Me)I may have to abandom Linux for the time being. I don't know
> > > anything about UDF, or how long the tecnology has been released, but I
> > > would think the Linux community would have better support for it than
> > > it does buy this time.
> > >
> > > Please help me stay with the Penguin,
> > >
> > > jvb

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