On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 03:00:17PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote: > Did you read what he wrote? He clearly says "as root" in the very > paragraph you quoted. > This can be done by reading ALL of what he wrote and understanding what > it says. > You did not do that... And yet... it turned out that Joerg was correct. The cdrecord process was indeed running without UID 0 privileges.