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The easiest not so intuitive way for making or burning Cd's is to type the following commands:
In this case you are making a data CD from an image called “image.iso” which in turn is like a blueprint of the specified files you want to copy into a CD. cdrecord transfers that image to a standard CD tracks provided you have media in the CD drive of your computer. Some of the options here like (dev)ice and speed are dependent on the machine and drive you are using.
To make audio Cd's you don't need the mkisofs command, instead you probably would like to use the sox command which is explained in the following section. Once all your audio tracks are ready you can type something like:
If you already have an iso9660 image or cd tracks ready to burn it is quite easy to use, just type:
Cdrecord can give you a great deal of flexibility by using the command line instead of a graphical interface like XCDroast and it also provides useful information. Again, make sure you read the man page for a better understanding of the following commands.
Warning: Once again, make sure [ dev=0,0,0 ] is your correct CD-burning device by issuing the command:
Following are useful examples for using the Cdrecord command line. (Please notice the -dummy mode).
The -dummy option will not write anything but it is very helpful for testing and see if the write speed is good enough and if the read/write buffer of the burning device are always filled with CD data. The -dummy mode is safe mode. Once you know everything is working just do not use when issuing the cdrecord command and you will have a burned CD ready for playback.