Writing to DVD+R DL

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Wed Feb 27 21:21:05 UTC 2008

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
>> garys at email.com wrote:
>>  > Hello - A couple of months ago I purchased 3 Memorex DVD+R DLs.  K3b
>>  > assures me that my writer is capable of writing a
>>  > DVD+R DL yet each time I write to one ( without any error messages) the
>>  > finished disk is unable to be mounted. ( the error message tells me
>>  > there is no media to be mounted). So - the question - Are other folks
>>  > succeeding in writing double layer DVDs. (using fc8 and
>>  > k3b).                                           .......gary
>>  >
>>  Writing with command line tools works on FC[678] just fine. Don't use
>>  graphical tools, since they are usually calling the command line tools
>>  after taking a guess at how to do what I want.
>>  I use both growisofs and cdrecord, that's the *real* cdrecord, not the
>>  old hacked version which is really woeful or some such. Use growisofs to
>>  start, it will do virtually everything you need to do.
> I've used K3B on Memorex DVD+R DLs under F8 with no problems. My DVD
> writer is an LG GSA-4163B. Have you tried mounting the DVD on another
> machine, or in a normal DVD player? Do other DVDs mount correctly on
> your machine?
Before I give you your answer, let me clarify a typo, when I said "Don't 
use graphical..." that should have been "I don't..." and was intended to 
clarify why I have no info on them, not as advice for you to bypass the 
GUI if it works for you.

And the answer is YES, I have six machines here, three DL, and I pass 
around stuff all the time, and occasionally write a DVD as I turn old 
video tapes into something current.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

More information about the fedora-list mailing list