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Author Topic: can't move file/burn iso  (Read 836 times)
pottzie
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« on: February 20, 2010, 02:09:59 pm »

 A couple of problems. I've downloaded an iso file that I want to burn to a cd. I have a DVD burner that I've plugged into a usb but it doesn't show up anywhere on the screen, and doesn't appear to be recognized by the system. I also have a memory stick that I've got plugged in that IS recognized, but when I try to move the file from my computer to the memory stick, I get a "file is read only" flag, and it won't load to the memory stick.
 If I can get the system to "see" the DVD recorder, or get the file to move to the memory stick, I can make it work, but what's the way to go?
 Thanks.
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 06:37:52 pm »

The first place to start on your question is which Vector version are you using?

That question is important due to different burning programs included.

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pottzie
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 11:38:43 am »

Vl 6.0 lite.
  Is there a way to download a file directly to a memory stick, and bypass the home folder?   
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nightflier
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 06:05:29 pm »

By default, Light does not have background daemons continuously probing for new hardware. USB storage devices are detected and auto-mounted using vl-hot, but USB CD-ROMS are not.

The lightweight CD burning program "vburn" needs to be initialized for the burner you are going to use. Plug it in, wait a few seconds, then run "vburnconfig". You may need to run it initially as root and check the box for "Give cdrdao root privileges", then do it as regular user. The "generic-mmc-raw" driver is a good choice. If configuration is successful, try burning the ISO with Vburn.

The "read only" error possibly refers to the USB stick. How is it formatted?
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