I got CDSpeed running under Wine on my linux box, thanks to your guidance. Here’s a screenie showing the scanning goodness. I’m using wine-0.9.55 on kubuntu 7.10. I ended up getting a Lite-on LH-20A1S. It seems to do a pretty nice burning job with my MCC004 media. This was a 12x burn on CMC-made MCC004 verbatim media.
I like my Benq 1640 better for scanning though (the Lite-on gives much smaller magnitude PIFs as compared to the benq - I don’t like that, it gives me a false sense of security).
So my next step is to put the Benq in an external enclosure and see if that’ll work. According to your other thread, you got a PATA drive in an enclosure running in CDSpeed under wine? Any special tricks needed to make that work?