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Re: DVD burning issue - more info



On Sunday 12 March 2006 23:39, Kostas Sfakiotakis wrote:
> Greetings Anne,
>
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Sunday 12 March 2006 19:23, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> I'm trying to burn a data DVD with k3b (FC4), but keep getting the error
> >> "growisofs did not exit cleanly".  Any ideas, please?
> >
> > I tried xcdroast, and that seems to be looking for
> > /usr/bin/cdrecord.prodvd, which does not exist.  I've not seen this
> > before.
>
> That's perfectly logical . You see xcdroast is not a standalone programm
> but actually is a frontend to cdrecord . In other words you see xcdroast
> running with beautifull windows and the rest but the real job is done
> by cdrecord. Now the original version of cdrecord was for writing CDs
> ( Audio, Data , mixed , you name it ) , cdrecord.prodvd is the
> extension for writing DVDs . That's all that it is about .
>
I thought it was likely to be that, but where does it come from?  
--whatprovides says that no package provides cdrecord.prodvd

>
> If you don't mind , why don't you use growisofs from the command line ?
> It should look something like the one below :
>
>
> #growisofs -R -J  -speed=8  -Z /dev/scd0 /Data
>
>
> -R : stands for the Rockridge Extensions , well you need this
> so that mkisofs will not produce a warning because you used -J
> -J : stands for the Joliet Extensions . If the DVD you want to
> write will be read sometime by a Computer running Microsoft
> Windows then you need this .
> -Z : you put the DVD Recorder device ( the above example was
> when i was using a 2.4 kernel with the ide-scsi emulation )
> /Data : is the directory that contains the data to be written
> to the DVD
>
I did think about that, but didn't have the confidence to handle multiple 
directories and multiple exclusions.

Anne

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