[fedora-india] DVD writer troubles
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]
> 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.
> - 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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