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LightScribe technology on Sparky host

 

From Wikipedia: LightScribe is an optical disc recording technology, created by the Hewlett-Packard Company, that uses specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.

What do you need to use the LightScribe technology?
1. CD/DVD burner with support of LightScribe technology
2. Blank CD/DVD disk ready for LightScribe technology
3. Application (drivers) which lets you use LightScribe technology on your machine
4. Additional software which offers more options than the standard application (an option)

Applications to enable LightScribe support is available in LightScribe repository:
– lightscribe – LightScribe System Software Package
– lightscribeApplications – GUI

LightScribe GUI

The GUI application lets you add text, choose fonts and add simply graphics theme.
Unfortunately it’s not enough what I need so an additional software is needed.

LaCie company offers an application which has it’s own GUI for LightScribe technology called ‘LaCie LightScribe Labeler Linux”. Unfortunately, it is available as ‘rpm’ package only.

I don’t recommend to use RPM package manager to install it.
APT can’t control it so it’s not a good choice.

The solution is ‘lightscribe-installer’ package, which can download and install all packages require to enable the LightScribe support and installs the LaCie GUI as well.

You can install the installer from Sparky repository:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightscribe-installer

Then run it from Menu-> Graphics-> 4L-GUI

LightScribe Installer

Ones installed, run the application again from the Menu.

LaCie GUI

 

LightScribe and LaCie packages have been built for 32 bit machines.
The ‘lightscribe-installer’ lets you install them on 32 and 64 bit machines.

 

 
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How to burn SparkyLinux ISO image on any Linux host?

 

If your machine running under Linux distribution, just use default burning application you have.
You can also choose different, one of available burning apps designed for Linux, such as Brasero
(for example).

1. Run the application and click “Burn image” button.

Brasero

2. Select SparkyLinux iso image from your local disk.

Brasero

3. Open “Properties” option and change burning speed for as slow as possible.

Brasero

4. Click “Burn” button and wait until it will finsh its work.

Brasero

 

Have a nice fun with SparkyLinux !

 
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How to burn SparkyLinux ISO image on MS Windows host?

 

To do that you can use one of many free burning applications designeg for MS Windows host, such as BurnAware Free (for example).

1. Run the application and find “Burn ISO” option.

BurnAware Free

2. Load SparkyLinux iso image.
3. Change burning speed for as slow as possible.

BurnAware Free

4. Click “Burn” button and wait until it will finsh its work.

 

Have a nice fun with SparkyLinux !

 
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