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Date:      Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:35:49 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Can't burn cds
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--On July 26, 2007 5:59:01 PM -0500 Josh Paetzel <> wrote:
> camcontrol isn't going to know anything about IDE devices, it only
> knows about SCSI.
So why does it show the first cd, which is also ide?

> It's hard to see without the propmpts, but are you trying to use
> burncd as root?  A normal user isn't going to have the neccessary
> privs. to write a cd by default.
Yes.  All the commands were typed as root.

> cdcontrol is simply telling you it can't read the TOC of the cd in the
> drive, presumably because there's no cd in it.

There was a cd in the drive - a blank one I was trying to write to.

>  I haven't used
> cdcontrol in ages, but it's possible it needs root (in the case that
> you were using it as a normal user with a disk in the drive)

All commands were typed as root.

Paul Schmehl (
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas


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