Subject: Re: How to use CR-Writer?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/1997 10:11:51
On Jan 22, Jason Thorpe wrote
> I've got a CD-R frob that I'd like to make work, too.  You have to
> send a special command to set up the format for the disc before you
> do any writing, and then the writing is, as I understand it, time
> critical; you can't have jitter.

And for most of the drives, you have to send special commands to do the
writing (it is a 'write track at once' command, instead of the normal
In any case, you will need the scsi specs of the cd-writer, and write
a special program for it (there is no need of a special driver, you can use
the 'cd' driver, and send raw scsi commands).
I've written such a program for a Ricoh CD-R, but I switched back to GEAR
under winlooze, because it has much more powerfull error recovery than my
program :)
And, as a unix machine need to be single user while writing a cd (to be sure
there won't be any speed problems), it does't make a big difference for it to
be under ms-windows.

Of course, I assume here that you want to write a cd from a PC ...

Manuel Bouyer, MASI, Universite Paris VI.