I finally got around to trying to burn a DVD. It is an ISO image to upgrade an IBM PPC machine that I maintain.

I have 0,0,0 0) ‘HL-DT-ST’ ‘DVDRAM GSA-H10N ‘ ‘JL10’ Removable CD-ROM

in it, which I got last fall. Often takes me awhile to install new hardware, because apparently it’s a good idea to turn the power off first. That involves a reboot… which my computers almost never do.

I tried cdrecord, and got a message telling me I should use “ProDVD”, which is a binary-only program from the author of cdrecord. Hmph. I don’t think so.

After some searching, I did:

growisofs -Z /dev/scd0=HMC_Recovery_V6R1.0_1.iso