FC6 Nautilus CD/DVD creator problem

Paul Erickson paule at sfu.ca
Thu Jun 7 14:16:37 UTC 2007

Andrew Kelly wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 20:59 +0930, Tim wrote:
>> Paul Erickson:
>>>> I keep getting an "Insert a writable or blank disc" message
>> Andrew Kelly:
>>> I discovered that the 3 disks which I been trying to use had been, er...
>>> grabbed from the wrong stack. They weren't blank.
>>> So, user error on my part.
>>> Although, to my defence I have to say that absolutely no helpful message
>>> is returned. Something as simple as "disk not blank" would have saved me
>>> a ton of stress and a wasted hour.
>> *You* didn't get the message about inserting a *writable* or *blank*
>> disc?  The inference is that the one in the drive *isn't*.
> Yes, agreed. But that's the same message you get when you first fire
> things up and/or the drive is empty. It doesn't change a whit when you
> try to feed it non-blank disks and the assumption that us mortals make
> is that the crap isn't working. In fact, I think I actually yelled "What
> is this MS BS?"
> Heck, I'd still be assuming that the Nautilus burner didn't survive the
> trip to FC7 if I hadn't have swapped to a different bit of software and
> gotten a useful hint.  
> Wait, let's be honest here. That message was crap too, but at least it
> got me questioning things.
> Sometimes it's like the last decade of administering *nix systems never
> happened... 
> Turn 40 and the warranty runs out. Junk starts breaking.
> [sigh]
> Andy
Thanks for the reply. I wondered about that also, and double checked the 
disks, and when I rebooted
into XP could write to the same disk fine. It seems to be something to 
do with the HP cdwriter 8100.
I can copy a music disk in K3B fine, but it chokes when I try to copy a 
"data" disk.

Is anyone aware of any specific driver issues with this hardware?

Thanks again.

cheers, Paul - VA7NT - email: va7nt at telus.net

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