It is very simple to burn
ISO files to
growisofs under Linux. For example, to burn
/dev/dvd DVDR(W) device the following command can be used from
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=file.iso # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au
If your DVDR(W) device is located elsewhere, f.e. under
/dev/dvdrecorder, use that alias throughout instead. The following output is produced by the above shell one-liner.
Executing 'builtin_dd if=file.iso of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0' /dev/dvd: pre-formatting blank DVD+RW... /dev/dvd: "Current Write Speed" is 4.1x1385KBps. 23429120/3197272064 ( 0.7%) @3.9x, remaining 11:17 ... 3192094720/3197272064 (99.8%) @3.9x, remaining 0:00 builtin_dd: 1561168*2KB out @ average 3.9x1385KBps /dev/dvd: flushing cache /dev/dvd: writing lead-out /dev/dvd: reloading tray
From the above output, it is evident that the DVD burning operation using
growisofs is in-fact a
dd if=file.iso of=/dev/dvd obs=32k seek=0 # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au
plus some necessary media pre-and-post-formatting.
Also, note that one can erase a DVDRW using:
growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/dev/zero # ©2007 dsplabs.com.au
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