burning CDs on Linux

This is probably old news to most people, but I only recently purchased a CD burner so I haven’t burned all that many CDs. Getting it working on my Linux machine took a little bit of time, but now it’s up and running. At first I used command-line utilities to burn CDs, mainly mkisofs and cdrecord.

Then I was using a laptop for work and wondered what might software was available for burning CDs. I’ve used xcdroast in the past, and while it worked, it wasn’t very user friendly. The default install of Fedora Core 2 had nautilus open a spartan CD-burning interface, but I still hadn’t found what I was looking for.

Then I saw k3b. It has an odd name, but man is it a nice program.

I’ve used it several times to burn ISOs and regular data CDs and I highly recommend it. It’s easy to use and works like a charm. The only glitch I’ve had was that it couldn’t see the CD burner because I wasn’t running as root.


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  1. K3B rocks, I have *always* had trouble burning iso’s on windows and to date, I still don’t know how to do it successfully (I’ve tried many apps, one application worked very nice but on a random day, it just stopped working, and I can’t install nero due to me not having sufficient admin privilleges), so what I do now is fire up suse (k3b comes by default) and browse through windows file and burn that way. it works really nice that way.

    Comment by Teja on April 12, 2005 @ 6:14 pm

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