CD-RW problems

David Timms dtimms at
Wed Mar 15 02:40:21 UTC 2006

Mike Chambers wrote:
> Running latest rawhide and I guess using either K3b or XCD-Roast, it
> seems if it won't reburn a wrote cd-rw.  What I mean is, if I use
> xcdroast for the first time, and burn a brand new cd-rw using an iso
> image from rawhide/images/boot.iso.  It creates the CD and all is well.
> If I go to create it again, and stick the same CD back in, it won't.
> Is this a bug, or I am doing something wrong, like having to erase what
> is on the cd first or something before writing the image?
I have found/mentioned this myself.
When the CD is detected it is automounted, icon on desktop/filesystem 
folder. There is a right-click item to eject, but not unmount.

I needed to: umount /dev/cdrom manually so that it wasn't locked for 
writing, and also not ejected from the machine. Then k2b worked fine.

I was hoping that this would be cured, but I can repeat it now, with 
identical results: erase fails, and I get stuck in a loop where I cannot 
exit the k3b erase dialogs.

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