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#1 2012-02-02 12:15:52

fortyseven
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[ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Am I correct in saying that Xfburn cannot create images and cannot make 1:1 copies?

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#2 2012-02-02 12:17:43

ivanovnegro
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Why? It can indeed make images. I still did not try 1:1 copies but that should be possible.

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#3 2012-02-02 13:23:36

fortyseven
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

I've tried and tried but can't figure it out. How, pray tell, does someone (me) go about creating an image of another disk using Xfburn. Perhaps I'm a bit slow...


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#4 2012-02-02 15:03:27

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

From what Ive read of the XFCE website, as well as looking around myself on other forums, you have to do it in 2 steps, first make an iso of the CD/DVD you want to copy, then burn the iso onto a blank DVD/CD.  Not sure the exact method of this,  I posted in haste, Ill look around some more as to how this is done, but as far as I can tell thats the best way.    Ive heard some suggestions of using brasero or k3b as they do this but they got a lot of extra dependencies I dont like.

Edit:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=119373
Apparently its a pain, as you have to go to "New Data Composition", then add all the files from your DVD you want to copy, then click on "only create iso".  Now are you copying from DVD to DVD, as in you have 2 DVD drives?  If so you can to New Data Composition, add all files needing copy(ie your DVD) then burn it directly to the second DVD.  If you dont, then the first way, using the burn iso thing is the only way. 

In the link, on one of the posts, it shows you how to use the DD command to make an iso quick and easy from the command line.  Personally, Id read the manual for DD, as I think it is actually more straightforward to making an ISO, then copying to to the DVD than xfburn.

So I believe it is:

sudo dd if=/dev/sr0 of=image.iso

where /dev/sr0 is your DVD drive or the drive you are copying from, and image.iso is the name of the iso you want.   then afterwards when the iso is made:

sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sr0

where again /path/to/image.iso is your iso, and /dev/sr0 is where you are copying the iso to.    I cant remember if you need to use sudo or not, think you do.  I always used sudo to avoid any problems.  I think this is the best way, as there is none of the adding files etc with the xfburn gui.   If anyone else has a better idea or knows an easier way with Xfburn, then please let me know, if not, mark it solved if this solves your problem.  Hope it does tongue

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#5 2012-02-02 15:21:14

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

^ agreed. i suggest using the command line. i got part 2 covered for you here: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … o-dvd-cli/ smile

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#6 2012-02-02 15:25:11

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Lol I was in the middle of posting when rhowaldt beat me to it tongue  Love your post, got some good info, I havent used dd too much, you gave some nice examples/options to use.

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#7 2012-02-02 15:31:21

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

^ hey, wait, you talking about a different post right? because i don't speak of 'dd' in the post i linked above. i am scared of dd. do you know they call it 'destroy disk'? brrrrr...

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anyway, you talking about a different post right?

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#8 2012-02-02 15:34:18

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Woops, meant wodim, not dd tongue  thanks for pointing that out.  Meant I havent used wodim that much, so Im real unfamiliar with it.

Yeah, I type with care with dd.   Very handy tool, but I was thinking about something once, and wrote dd if=/my/image.iso of=/dev/sda1, my root drive for a distro I was using.   I was a little iritated to say the least.   Its a deadly weapon when used wrong, but handy for a quick copy for sure.   Still use it for burning iso's to usb key.


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#9 2012-02-03 06:15:53

fortyseven
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Thanks for all the help, fellas. I really want to like Xfburn but I honestly, how hard could it be for the devs to add a "create iso" button or something? It's not like I'm asking them to reinvent the wheel.

Anyhoo, I tried to follow the steps outlined above but the problem is that Xfburn doesn't seem to know that there's anything in my DVD drive, even though there obviously is. Could it possible be that there are dependencies/packages I'm missing?

tY2xvOQ tY2xvOA

UPDATE: After spending hours last night and this morning trying to get XFburn to work, I finally gave it up as a bad idea. I installed K3b and it just works; no hassle, no fuss.

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#10 2012-02-03 06:37:15

ivanovnegro
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

I can burn definiteley ISOs the really easy way with Xfburn.
Here a screenshot, I am on Sid but I could do so also on Stable.

Bildschirmfoto_03_02_2012_07_35_09.jpg

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#11 2012-02-03 07:48:49

fortyseven
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

My bad luck I suppose. It (xfburn) just doesn't work on my system, no matter what I do. Perhaps it's got something to do with my DVD drive/firmware etc... I dunno.

Either way, K3b is my new best friend. It works wonderfully.


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#12 2012-02-03 10:55:29

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

Its handy, but Im still sticking with DD/wodim I tell ya! tongue     Well, I HATE seeing abandoned in a post, its like a challenge to me, well not manhood, linuxhood maybe?   So lets see if we can figure this thing out.  Did xfburn spit back any errors?  And what dvd drive is it?   if its a simple firmware problem, maybe we can solve it can help out someone else too.


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#13 2012-02-03 22:54:36

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From: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

xfburn is flaky at times and sometimes just hangs up. Maybe it is my 64 bit system. 

wodim is my friend 
I have several tiny scripts in ~/bin to use for quick or complete blanking of a cd-rw and just some tiny templates to cut and paste the name of an iso for burning a cd or dvd. 



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#14 2012-02-04 11:07:28

xaos52
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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

^ +1

# blank cd
sudo wodim dev=/dev/scd0 blank=disc
# write ISO image to disc
sudo wodim dev=/dev/scd0 driveropts=burnfree speed=1 -dao fs=16m <path_to_iso>

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#15 2012-02-04 14:02:47

cphayes0882
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From: United States
Registered: 2011-09-30
Posts: 139

Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

well, maybe to OP will put it to solved because technically we solved the problem with wodim tongue


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#16 2012-02-04 16:50:52

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Re: [ABANDONED]An Xfburn Question

^ don't know about that...to the OP, may be like solving the problem of a chill with napalm...

...although, since OP decided to go with k3b...to me, k3b is to wodim as napalm is to a small campfire...


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