dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Thu Mar 16 11:27:36 UTC 2006
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 16 March 2006 10:31, David Timms wrote:
>> I think it might apply to any software that can do rw erase, not just k3b.
> Interesting reading there, with many of the messages recognised from my
> experiments (see Users list, thread 'Are RWs a problem?'). The difference,
> though, is that on my system k3b appears to have done the erase, but mkisofs
> fails. You are left with a disk that cannot be mounted. At one point I got
> lots of 'bad sector' warnings, and every time I got 'I/O error' reports.
> Following a lead I got from a LUG member, I found that cdrecord, from a
> terminal, could not do a blank and record in one command, but if the command
> is split they work fine. I successfully burned to a disk that had seemed to
> be unusable, from reading k3b's output.
I found that some RW discs seem to always fail as you mention, and I
think the problem might be heat related (they get real hot): if you
separate the processes it can work on the same disc that would
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