dvd burners for RedHat9 box
Writing DVDs on a linux computer: RedHat9 OK? what DVD burner?
I need to add dvd to a linux computer for backup. Currently it has no
dvd-burner and runs RedHat9. I want help 1) figuring out if I can leave
the box on RedHat9 (avoid upgrading) in meeting the dvd need, and 2)
choosing a compatibile burner to buy.
I see the tool recommended for writing DVDs in growisofs, part of the
dvd+rw-tools package. RedHat9 doesn't come with it (on the installation
CDs) but Fedora 2 does. I tested whether the latest version (5.21) of
dvd+rs-tools would compile on a RedHat9 system, and it did, though
without a drive I have no way to actually use it. Can anybody attest
successful usage of this tool under RedHat9? Or, suggest any
alternative dvd-writing methods known to work?
I'm looking at Sony DRU720A and Pioneer DVRA09XL burners. Attracted by
their ability to do dual-layer recording with it's higher capacity (8GB
as opposed to 5). Any feedback about those models, about whether
growisofs will support use of the dual-layer recording capability, or
reports of any other models used with success in similar situations?