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Using HP DVD+RW 100i under LINUX

Renaud GILLON
Occasional Visitor

Using HP DVD+RW 100i under LINUX

1) Does there exist any application already capable of driving this product (installed as secondary IDE Master)

2) Are there any guidelines for using this product under LINUX (Suse 7.3)
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Using HP DVD+RW 100i under LINUX

Have you tried using the 'cdrecord' packages of which come with most modern distributions of Linux?

If not, I'd suggested getting the latest build and trying it!

The documentation it comes with should be sufficient to configure it and get it working (mainly requiring the 'IDE-SCSI' emulation for the device).

What have you tried so far?
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Renaud GILLON
Occasional Visitor

Re: Using HP DVD+RW 100i under LINUX

My objective is using the DVD+RW as a backup system. I am looking at this moment to such CD-roaster packages but I am afraid they will not provide the right formatting utilities (information) I need.

Meanwhile I found the site of the DVD+RW alliance 'http://www.dvdplusrw.org/resources/links.html' with a link to Chalmers University (Sweden) where some tools are made available : 'http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/'. I'll come back with feedback.
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Using HP DVD+RW 100i under LINUX

If you are looking at it as a backup solution, you might also want to look at some of the commercial backup packages (such as Backup Edge from www.microlite.com). Their software has the ability to use DVD-RAM drives, but I've not yet tried it.

They have a 30 day demo download (of the v1.20 packages), so give it a shot. See how it goes.
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