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Re: DVD burning issue



Paul Howarth wrote:

On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 20:25 -0400, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 22:53 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
On Sunday 12 March 2006 21:12, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:
On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 11:33 -0800, Paul Smith wrote:
On 3/12/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> 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 had a recurrent similar problem in the past. After having wasted
several disks, I decided to abandon k3b as a trustworthy tool for that
purpose. There is some workarounds, the simplest one is maybe to make
an iso file first and then use k3b to burn the iso file.
I had that error also and then upgraded k3b to the latest version and
now I'm not getting that error anymore.

One other thing - on the last attempt I forgot to put the disk in before starting k3b's burn. It demanded a dual-layer disk. This drive doesn't handle dual-layer disks. Could it be that something put in to handle dual-layer has actually broken normal dvd-r handling?
It's always asking me for a dual layer disk also and it still take
regular DVD+R though I've never been able to succesfully burn a DVD-R
even with 2 different burners, using k3b, growisofs, xcdroast and
cdrecord. And one burner was testing under WinXP and did succesfully
burn a DVD-R. I also tried with a Knoppix or Ubuntu live CD and got the
same results so it's not something that's related to Fedora specifically
but at a lower level. So I'm gonna be using DVD+Rs for now until I can
find a solution that will allow me to burn DVD-Rs.

Strange; I use DVD-Rs all the time (on two different machines) and
haven't had problems using them with growisofs or cdrecord. On the other
hand, I usually find I need to manually fixate DVD+Rs before they're
readable.

Paul.

Is it not the machine that determines the +/-R required, different laser
wavelengths and different dyes?  I thought they were not interchangeable?

BobG


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