Went to burn the new Fedora 8 DVD ISO to a disc today. Opened up Toast, selected the image file, and clicked record. Got a simple “No recorder found” error. Couldn’t figure out what it was.
My first thought, one of those SoBs at work wanted to put one in their Dell. Perhaps Josh or Chris P 1. Opened up System Profiler just to confirm – yup my Macbook Pro still has the superdrive locked safely inside. It was just a little paranoia. Following the same logic I pretty much eliminated Garden Gnomes [?] [?!] from Harry Potter as the source of the malfunction. Only one option remained; I had to look at the other running programs down in my dock.
As lunatic as the idea sounded it actually revealed the culprit. A leftover RHEL 4 VM running in Fusion. Flipping to the window quickly confirmed my beliefs. Fusion had taken control and RHEL had opened what I now consider to be the worst interface for DVD burning I have ever seen. And I’m taking into account command line apps like
cdrecord under consideration here too. Anyways, Fusion had passed control of the device directly to the guest and the host could no longer access it, a perfectly valid requirement. I simply laughed at my stupidity – I should never have been running RHEL 4 in the first place 4.
Just thought I would share.
Get a f-in blog already.
Seriously not kidding here. I’m a rice burner at heart and should have been using RHEL 5.1 beta or F 8.Spencer Shimko 10 November 2007