[fedora-india] DVD writer troubles

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 08:15:39 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 13:39 +0530, steve wrote:
> Hi Ankur,
> On 10/31/2009 12:46 PM, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > More info:
> >
> > This ones from wodim..
> >
> > It burnt the entire thing and failed on "Fixating".. Sooo close :(
> >
> Hmm, just curious did you try booting with this DVD ? Fixating a disk only means 
> closing it off (I think it implies zeroing all remaining space on the disk). So, 
> it *might* be possible that all relevant data has been written and the DVD is 
> usable. I am just guessing here though.

I've checked every dvd that's failed (hoping something was burnt). My
system showed this latest one as a blank dvd :$

> Another thought that occurred to me is that it is also possible that you need a 
> firmware update for your drive. No kidding ! :).
> I've seen at least 3 instances of laptops that needed firmware updates for DVDs 
> to work correctly. 2 dell model (D610 and D620) and my own lenovo Y410 (although 
> when i purchased it the update was already applied).
> http://tinyurl.com/ybsouoe [Dell D610 update]
> http://tinyurl.com/ya8jjjo [Dell D620 update]
> http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_892.html
> I don't have any thoughts about your external sony writer tho'.
> I'd recommend that you check if firmware updates are available for your system, 
> and apply them and if that does work or there aren't any, i'd recommend that you 
> submit a bugzilla report describing your problem.
> cheers,
> - steve

I'll check up on the firmware upgrade and post. However, since windows
burns dvds properly, I think its unlikely that a firmware upgrade is



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