January 1st, 2001

CD-R Burning by Nero...

No, I'm not in ancient Rome.....

Burning some CDs with backups with the CD recording program Nero.
Some were long due, by now, and before I go on upgrading the motherboard and processor, here (to a Intel 815 chip set based motherboard with a iPIII @ 800 MHz processor), I'd better write those backups to CDs and free up a lot do disk space!....

These are not even on ISO 9660 but on ext2 Linux's format....
This way I can only read them with Linux but they are backups of old Linux installations, anyway.....

One thing I have to do this year is to write a program that can hold the WHOLE directory information of the CD's I have already.
It's becoming harder and harder to find things I do know I have recorded but I can't remember in which CD they are......
And, for certain, it will be done with a WEB based interface, even if I'm only planning to use it here, locally....

Well, that will be for latter. Now I must let the CD recorder to write the CD peacefully. I simply don't want to have "buffer underruns".....

CD burning failing....

For some yet unknown reason the burning of the 3rd Linux Backup CD (in ext2 format) failed.....

So I'm just going to give it a break. There are a number of things I have to do in this computer (under Linux and not just having Linux under VMWare, under Windows NT 2000 -- I need to access the 15 GByte disk where the CD images are stored.....), so after the reboot to be back at Windows NT 2000, I'll go for another try with the CD burning....

Two CD-ROM readers are dead..... (at least, almost!)

Well, they have already served a long and hard service term, though.
So I agree that it's already time for them to retire....

They will be left for spare parts or even study....

About CD-ROM readers, one thing I'm going to offer to my son is one that has both the eject button and the play buttons.
That way he can have it's own CD-PLAYER without having any difficult into putting the CD in. With 34 months, he is not yet capable of putting and taking the CDs from those that fast the CD in the center..... And the laser lens MUST be out of reach!.....
So, as soon as possible, I just have to get a 12 V power supply, a small amplifier, and then he can have it's OWN 1st CD player!

I think he is going to love it but I'll say it latter, after the real test.....
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Another CD-ROM burning failed....

This time I didn't end up having a partially recorded CD as I had requested to make the write simulation before.....

So, probably only after a reboot, it will be able to record again....
I don't know the cause but I know that this happens sometimes, though....