burn cd/dvd in command line

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 11 21:57:44 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 11:54 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> François Patte wrote:
> > Mikkel L. Ellertson a écrit :
> >> François Patte wrote:
> >>> Bonjour,
> >>>
> >>> Now that there are no more entries for cd/dvd devices in fstab,
> how
> >>> shall proceed to umount a cd/dvd-rom (needed to blank for
> instance)?
> >>>
> >>> graphical icon only allow to eject...
> >>>
> >> This is because the CD/DVD is not mounted.
> > 
> > Of course not! If I can see the icon, it is mounted and no option
> > "unmount" is proposed.... Only eject. run df to see)
> > 
> Strange - when I insert a blank CD, I get an icon on the desktop,
> but it is not mounted. A quick check my running the mount command
> does not show it mounted. But if I put in a data CD, then mount will
> show it mounted.
> I do not have DVDs set to automount, so I do not get any response
> when I put one in. (data or blank) 
Mounting is a process that is aware of the format of the device or
partition mounted. That is why you sometimes get a mounting error saying
the device has no valid format.

A blank disk has no format so by definition it can't be mounted. 

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