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September 24, 2009

need Linux compatible external DVD writer

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Hi all..

Recently, I plan to buy an external DVD writer to replace the functionality of the broken internal DVD writer built into my laptop.

But I have a doubt, are all external DVD writers compatible with Linux? Could any of you recommend certain models that are compatible with Linux, specifically Fedora 9 with 2.6.31 kernel?

More over, (and probably you might already guessed) it should be a USB 2.0 based.Preferrably under US$ 100 and can be used for booting.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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