[fedora-india] DVD writer troubles

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 06:54:11 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-10-04 at 17:48 +0530, steve wrote:

I've tried a lot of things, from wodim, to braser, to k3b and havent got
more that 15% of dvds burnt properly. Outa 5, only 1 burns properly.

> I don't know about wodim, but here are some tips to narrow down the problem:
> a. Check that the ISO file you are trying to burn isn't corrupt. Quick way would 
> be to mount it:
>      $ mount -o loop -t iso9006 Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso /mnt
>      $ ls /mnt
> ...if that works, do a shasum check:
>      http://fedoraproject.org/en/verify

Checked.. twice, thrice.. :(

> b. If the ISO file is ok, try another tool like k3b or brasero (in fact, if I am 
> not mistaken, with an ISO file even a dd should work fine -- i remember doing 
> that a couple of times)

tried both brasero and k3b.. no difference.. just more additions to my
waste dvd pile..

> c. If writing still fails, I'd suspect the media. Try blank media from a 
> different set /brand -- sometimes one just gets unlucky with bad quality media.

I've tried both sony and moserbaer (the only ones you get here) .. its
too much of a coincidence if all the dvds i purchase end up bad :(

> d. If all else fails report back here or on fedora-list.
> HTH,
> cheers,
> - steve
> [1] https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list

I've even tried a USB writer (which i purchased in case my laptop writer
was broken). However, same results. The USB writer gets "offlined" as
dmesg says. This is followed by "rejecting IO to dead device" ( i
checked and /dev/sr1 no longer exists). Another wasted dvd.

These are the logs from the latest failed burns:



I used brasero this time. I can try more dvds with k3b and wodim and
post results if you want, if that'll help set it right. FYI, dvds burn
perfect on my vista (i use a dual boot), which saddens me further :(.



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