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dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

Maaz
Valued Contributor

dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

OS: SLED 10 SP1

The DVD Writer device file is "/dev/sr0"

When i insert a dvd or cd rom (having data) inside the DVD Writer, system automatically mounts the media as:

# mount
/dev/sr0 on /media/Disk type iso9660 (rw,nosuid,nodev,utf8,uid=0)

i can't write CD RW media using my SONY DVD Writer, but I can easily write DVD-R or DVD-RW.

Infect when i insert the CD-R/CD-RW media in the SONY DVD writer, and then execute the k3b to write on the blank CD-R/CD-RW, k3b starts writing, no error, everything goes smooth, .. after performing the writing operation k3b ejects the media, but CD-R/CD-RW media always remains blank

does dvd writer doesnt write on blank cd-r/cd-rw ?

in suse enterprise linux 10, by default fstab doesnt have any entry for CD/DVD.

# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDS725050KLA360_KRVN67ZAJG5THF-part1 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDS725050KLA360_KRVN67ZAJG5THF-part2 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

The output of "hwinfo --cdrom" is attached

Regards
Maaz
7 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

I know nothing, but according to what Google
found for me:

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/K3b-2027.shtml

The actual burning in K3b is done by the
command line utilities cdrecord, cdrdao,
and growisofs.

Perhaps you should see if you can determine
how cdrecord (or cdrdao?) is being run by K3b,
and what it says when it is. Alternatively,
do it the old-fashioned way, and run cdrecord
yourself, and see what it does.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

Shalom Maaz,

1) Sounds like an application bug. Is the system updated.
2) Might be the drive itself is not fully supported.
3) Try a totally different application. cdtoaster comes to mind if thats available for Suse.

SEP
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~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

That is right, you should try using another program to write the disc, as long as you are choosing the right medium & method to write.

What is the content? Is it ISO image, data files...?

Before you venture out to install a new program to write the disc, I would suggest that you try writing disc using the command line. There is a good "how-to" here:

http://suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=1903

I personally use Gnomebaker & it works well. By the way, I burn more DVDs than CDs, it works out cheaper. :)
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

Thanks Dear Steven Schweda for help, I'll try using commands, thanks.

Thanks SEP,
>Sounds like an application bug. Is the system updated.
Yes system is updated.

>Might be the drive itself is not fully supported.
how can I check it, I mean is there any test to check this ?

>Try a totally different application. cdtoaster comes to mind if thats available for Suse
OK, i'll check


Thanks Dear adric for help, I'll check the link you provided.

Regards
Maaz
Maaz
Valued Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

Dear adric
the same device and the same Software(k3b) can easily/perfectly do all the possible operations with DVD media i.e writing iso to the media(DVD-RW), or simply the data/iso to the media(DVD-RW) etc.
But it fails(either Software or the Device i dunno) only when writing the data/iso to CD-R/CD-RW.

I also tried the Nautilus to burn data( not iso) the Blank CD-R/CD-RW, But same thing happens with Nautilus too, i.e Nautilus also shows the progress, i.e Nautilus starts writing/burning, but in last when I check the media(CD-R/CD-RW) it remains Blank.

Thanks for recommending me the command line options, but these machines will be operate by non-techies/End-users, so GUI is required.

Regards
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

I understand.

The command line options are for you to try. 1 thing we can find out is whether the drive is supported or if it is mounted correctly.
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dvd writer doesnt write CD RW on SUSE Linux ?

Can you try changing the fstab entry for CD ROM drive to something like:

udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0