Anyone can explain DVD writing to me ?

NP np at
Mon Aug 29 23:03:56 PDT 2005

Hello !

CD-Writing utilities (BLFS chapter 40) + dvd+rw-tools (current version is probably all what you need to burn DVD's if you are not 
bored using command line instructions. Works fine for me with DVD+R[W] on 
HP dvd300i.

See for an introduction.

Since kernel 2.6 cdrom drives are recognized as IDE devices (/dev/hdx); it 
is no longer necessary to emulate SCSI  interface for them.

Since kernel 2.6.10, packet writing is supported by the kernel; it is no 
longer necessary to patch it to implement packet writing (for udftools; see 
BLFS book chapter 40).

There is an issue with the default configuration for packet writing :
udev sets /dev/pktcdvd as a character device (10,63), but pktsetup seems to 
expect pktcdvd to be a directory
and creates the character device 10,63 named "control";
proposed workaround :
cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/20-pktcdvd.rules << "EOF"
# /etc/udev/rules.d/20-pktcdvd.rules: Rule for pktcdvd setup

# Packet writing device should go into /dev/pktcdvd
KERNEL="pktcdvd", NAME="pktcdvd/control", GROUP="disk", MODE="0644"

N. Peguiron / 050830
np [at] logma [dot] ch

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