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Free and non-free burning programs for burning UBCD

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:36 pm
by Icecube
Add the following link to 'Tutorials' and "Useful links".

Now it contains 19 free and non-free programs which can burn iso files to a cd + instructions :D.

A tutorial for a free burning program like InfraRecorder, which is very good, should be added to the tutorial section (comparable tutorial as the ones for the non-free burning applications).

Not just Windows anymore

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:58 pm
by coin
For Linux too!
:idea: There are excellent CD-burning utilities for the Linux GUI; X-Windows :
k3b in KDE,
gnomebaker in GNOME,
brasero in GNOME,

Even better is the standard cdrkit/cdrtools 'cdrecord' command in Linux .
Info on this command-line command is at the DLS Burning a Bootable CD page, ... ootable_CD
And excellent documentation on both cdrecord and the mkisofs ISO-remastering commands is at ... dburn.html
I've had consistently excellent results once the UBCD ISO is mastered correctly, via the commend sequence

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cdrecord -v -eject speed=8 dev=x,x,x ubcdxxxx.iso
where x,x,x are the device numbers of my specific CD-RW device found through cdrecord -scanbus, and ubcdxxxx is the specific UBCD ISO variant to be burnt into a bootable CD.

End-note here: 'cdrecord' sure seems to be the straightforward and tried-and-true one for some of us Linux commandline buffs! :wink:

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:27 am
by Icecube
For the command line utilities in linux, you can always type:
man cdrecord
man mkisofs
to get the manual page for those utilities.

In Ubuntu you can also burn a iso image to a CD with CD/DVD workplace (right click on a iso image).

Commandline UBCD-mastering and CD-burning commands

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:46 pm
by coin
Apparently for Debian GNU/Linux and for some Debian-based Linux distros, the commands
'genisoimage' and 'wodim' are the cdrkit forkoffs of above respective 'mkisofs' and 'cdrecord' commands.
From the cdrkit Wikipedia
genisoimage stands for generate ISO image
wodim stands for write optical disk media

AFAICT, the switches after each of these cdrkit commands are identical to those of the mkisofs and cdrecord they replace.
As one of the Debian GNU/Linux -derived distros that works acceptably from the Ultimate Boot CD, Damn Small Linux happens to use these two particular cdrkit commandline commands.