This is how I got an HP 7500 series CD-writer plus to write data CDs:
1. make sure your kernel is compiled with support for paride and
associated modules (and loopback mounts are handy, too)
2. make sure cdrecord and mkisofs are installed on your system
3. insert the modules and make the device drivers:
# insmod paride
# insmod epat
# insmod pg
# sh /usr/src/linux/drivers/block/paride/mkd
4. make an ISO image of the directory you want to put on CD:
# mkisofs -r -o cd_image /home/my_directory
5. test the image with a loopback mount:
# insmod loop [if necessary]
# mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 cd_image /cdrom
6. test the burn without actually turning on the laser (you need to
have a blank CD loaded, though):
# cdrecord -v speed=1 dev=0,0,0 -data -dummy cd_image
You may be able to get away with speed=2 here, but it doesn't work for
me. Enable EPP for the parallel port if your BIOS supports it.
Try setting the delay to 0 when loading the pg module. Neither of
these work for me, however.
7. if there were no errors at step 6, burn the real CD:
# cdrecord -v speed=1 dev=0,0,0 -data cd_image
Unfortunately I am not able to write audio CDs, either with cdrecord
or with cdrdao. I think this is a consequence of using an older
laptop (Pentium 150) that is not fast enough to keep the fifo full
while burning audio, which doesn't have EPP in the BIOS. I will
probably post a more detailed question on this soon, when I have tried
out my remaining options.
>>>>> "SP LAW" == splaw <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi All, Sorry for my ignorance. This questions may offend
> someone. I have been trying to get My Openlinux (2.2.14) to
> recognise my parallel port CD writer 7500e with no sucess.
> The FAQ are too confusing and I can't seems to be able to get
> the CD writer working.
> I tried insmod , modeprobe etc and I didn't get any useful
> Can someone tell me in condensed form how to set up the cdwriter
> in Linux right from the beginning.
> Thanks in Advance
-- Kelsey Jordahl Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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