[lfs-support] Chapter 8.4 Using Grub

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 15:04:55 PDT 2012

Garrett Gaston wrote:
> xorriso : FAILURE : Drive address '/dev/cdrw' rejected because: not existing and -drive_class 'risky' '/dev'
> xorriso : HINT : If the address is a legitimate address for a new regular file, prepend "stdio:"
> xorriso : FAILURE : -as cdrecord: Job could not be performed properly.
> xorriso : aborting : -abort_on 'FAILURE' encountered 'FAILURE'

> Above is what I'M getting when I ran these commands below, any ideas?

> cd /tmp &&
> grub-mkrescue --output=grub-img.iso &&
> xorriso -as cdrecord -v dev=/dev/cdrw blank=as_needed grub-img.iso 		 	   		

Your host doesn't have /dev/cdrw.  Generally it is a symbolic link to 
/dev/sr0, so try that.  If that's not it, you'll have to figure out what 
device your writable cd or dvd device is.

BTW, what part of "'/dev/cdrw' rejected because: not existing" do you 
not understand?

   -- Bruce

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