Subject: Re: burning DVDs?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/24/2005 14:13:02
On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 07:52:21AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Mark Weinem writes:
> >On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >
> >> We have a stack of blank 8x Maxell DVD-Rs.  The burner is rated at 4x,
> >> so it looked to me like it should work
> >
> >You can never be sure about that. Especially with an "old" burner and
> >a - maybe - ancient firmeware. Media compatibility is in my
> >opinion the biggest problem with CD/DVD Burning. 
> >
> >But could also be a problem of Windows or the burning software. If the
> >computer has a second CD or DVD drive, you could test this with a Linux or
> >FreeBSD LiveCD.
> >
> I intend to -- that's one of the reasons I just asked about DVD-burning 
> software....

Btw, shouldn't some cd/dvd burning program be included in NetBSD's base
system?  FreeBSD has one (/usr/sbin/burncd), and it works well.