all i want to do is write a cd. i simple case of writing a puppy linux iso to a disk.
there is no way for me to do it on my system other than wodim, and i cant remember the command for writing iso files. cant be bothered looking it up.
i suppose when the large distributions manage to get the hang of complex tasks like screen resolutions, cd writing, and desktop short cuts about as well as windows 95, i might have a look at trying one again. otherwise its puppy linux or xp for me.
probably puppy, as it has better hardware management, and i can create nicer desktop icons.
nathan@linux-sp75:~/Desktop> wodim -speed=24 macpup-wingo-400.iso
wodim: No write mode specified.
wodim: Asuming -tao mode.
wodim: Future versions of wodim may have different drive dependent defaults.
wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Looking for a CD-R drive to store 94.82 MiB...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/cdrw
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
wodim: No such file or directory.
Cannot open SCSI driver!
For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.
For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from
the wodim documentation.
i detect a pattern of expectation…what you apparently need is a HAL,
like in the 2001 movie, which understands your spoken command and is
set up by someone who can be bothered to read, think and act