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

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

#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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2 comments… add one
  • 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!!!

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