Linux drag and drop GUI program to create and burn data CDs

This tip is submitted by Gautam kumar. You can write CD using various command line utilities or using DVD RW utilities.

Linux GNOME desktop comes with a drag and drop GUI program to create and burn data CDs called nautilus-cd-burner. It is a CD Burning front-end for Nautilus.

Install nautilus-cd-burner

You can install nautilus-cd-burner with yum or apt-get command:

apt-get install nautilus-cd-burner

OR if you are using CentOS/Fedora core type the following command:

yum install nautilus-cd-burner

OR if you are using RHEL type the following command:

up2date nautilus-cd-burner

How do I burn CD?

#1: Just open Nautilus by clicking any folder or directory or type the following command:

$ nautilus-cd-burner &

#2: Change Location to burn:///; OR Click on Places > CD/DVD creator

#3: Now just drag and drop files

#4: Insert blank CD media

#5: Now click on “Write to CD button” (at the top) which will open a new dialog box

#6: Click the write files to CD button.

Please note that you can use this tool to create an ISO image file also.


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  • solomon Feb 26, 2007 @ 9:32

    Can u list which files to burn to create installation cds for RHEL4

  • Jake Lucas Apr 22, 2011 @ 12:55

    Thank you so much! This was so helpful. I’m new to this whole Linux thing and I didn’t like the package I had now so I decided I was going to install a different package but I couldn’t seem to find the right software for the job. Thanks to you I can now upgrade! Thanks a Million!!!
    -wylesben91

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