[LUNI] Re: USB CDWRiter on RH v7.3
mmartin at amath.washington.edu
Thu Aug 15 10:09:01 CDT 2002
To return to Jose's question, yes, a very large number of USB CD writers work
under Linux. In fact, I have an Iomega USB CD-RW sitting right next to me
that works just fine on my Mandrake 8.2 laptop. Here are some resources that
should help you. As some of the other people who responded to this question
have suggested, having recent versions of cdrecord and whatever other tools
you are wanting to use, e.g. xcdroast, may be important since USB support is
reasonably mature but still has a few deficiencies.
I did a Google search for
microsolutions "backpack cdr" linux
This led me to a thread from the linux-parport mailing list
that discusses parallel port microsolutions backpack cd writers. From this
thread, I found the URL
that points to Microsolutions drivers. This led me to this page
which discusses using a backpack cd-rewriter under Linux. Finally, the above
page contained a link to extra software that should allow you to use your CD
writer under Linux. The software is available at
I gave you all of the intermediate URLs so you could see the process I went
through and so you could read some of the intermediate pages if you were
I have listed general Linux USB sites that might also help below. A CD Writer
is characterized as a mass storage device, which is the category to look
under in many of the following URLs.
http://www.linux-usb.org/ - Linux USB site
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/book1.html - Linux USB Guidebook
http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/ - List of supported USB devices for Linux
- The page from the above list that should have your device listed (but
- cdrecord page
- list of drives that cdrecord 1.11 supports
- list of drives that cdrecord 1.10 does not support
http://www.cdrfaq.org/ - Andy McFadden's CD-Recordable FAQ
This contains info on specific vendors drives.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO.html - CD Writing HOWTO
http://www.mobilix.org/linux_usb_cd.html - Mobilix USB-CD Writer HOWTO
http://mobilix.org/usb_linux.html - Mobilix Laptops with USB Ports working
Hope that this helps,
On Wednesday 14 August 2002 19:39, Adam Lazur wrote:
> Seva Epsteyn (seva at sevatech.com) said:
> > First hit on google.com/linux for "USB ZipCD":
> > http://www.linux-usb.org/FAQ.html#sh8
> > Q: Why can't I write to my ZipCD 650 with cdrecord?
> > A: You need to have a version of cdrecord of at least 1.10a4.
> FWIW, you want exactly 1.10a4 and no later. Any version later and they
> removed the hack that made the ZipCD 650 work.
> I had a zipcd 650 that I was able to burn data cds with under Linux
> (audio cds died). I returned it though, as it only recognized 1 out of 5
> diff types of cdr media I had, and it burnt coasters more often than not
> (Linux or not).
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