Problem with burncd

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jun 9 20:57:13 UTC 2009

Carmel <Carmel_NY at> writes:

> I just installed FreeBSD-7.2. I attempted to burn a CD; however,
> when the burn completes, I receive this message:
> burncd: ioctl(CDRIOCFIXATE); Input/output error.
> This is the command line:
> # burncd -ev -s max fixate data notes.txt
> Now, if I do not use the 'fixate' command, no error message is
> displayed; however, the CD is not readable. I have no idea what the
> problem is. I have used brand new CD disks that work fine on my Windows
> PCs.
> Is there a better CD-Burner program that I could use instead?

First of all, you need to make a filesystem to burn onto the CD.  I find
it very unlikely that you really want to burn a text file directly.  

I suggest you start by reading the documentation on the subject:

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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