How to Install GnomeBaker in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?

GnomeBaker is a pretty simple yet a powerful optical disk burning utility that is based on the Gnome desktop. I don’t remember exactly when but I think it used to be the default CD/DVD burning utility in Fedora and in Ubuntu too.

It may not be actively developed these days and the CD/DVD burning utility in Gnome desktop is now Brasero (which is pretty decent). But the rest assured it is as good as Brasero.

Main features…

*. Burn Audio CD, Data CD, disk images and DVDs (including dual layer support of course).


*. Make optical disk images.

*. Erase rewritable media.

*. Supports MP3, AAC, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis for creating audio CDs.

*. Data CD types supported: 200/650/700 and 800 MB.

*. Import audio play-lists for easy Audio CD creation.


*. And you can change few very limited settings via its “Preferences” window such as: Change the temporary folder location, enable/disable notifications, “Force” burning etc.


You can install GnomeBaker in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by simply using the below command.

sudo apt-get install gnomebaker

If you want the latest builds (stable ones) then use the below command for that. But remember this PPA only supports Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot only (that could change in the future perhaps).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnomebaker/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnomebaker

One more thing, once opened in Unity its icon looked awufully big, as you can see from the below screenshot (a bug perhaps?). It made me say “Yikes!” :).


Let’s hope they fix it soon.

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2 thoughts on “How to Install GnomeBaker in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?”

  1. > As you can see with the below screenshot, it made me say “Yikes!” 🙂 .

    I don't see such a problem. Is it unity-2d or 3D?

    How did you add gnomebaker to the panel? I ran gnomebaker, then right-clicked on the gnomebaker icon and selected "Keep in launcher"

    • Hello there!,

      Well I don't remember actually how I added the icon (reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10, a usual thing as I install a shi*load of software for reviews and oh well you know :)) but I think that issue actually came when I opened GnomeBaker and it was shown in panel as usual for the running apps.

      And yes I'm using the Unity 2D.


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