Thanks indeed both shredder and cfitz for considering my problem into account.
I have not bought the cd-r/rw yet.i am planning to buy LG CD-R/RW TYPE GCE-8523B in order to use it as reader ,rewriter and writer with Linux red hat 9. I visited the website of LG electronics which is www.lge.com
and found out that this model is reader and writer for MS windows but only reader for Linux.
If you guess it will work as a reader and writer with Linux , I will go ahead and buy it but where should i get the driver program which makes it recognizable for Linux. I mean is it recognized by linux directly or i have to get a driver for that.
thanks again. remain