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Re: More CD-RW Burning Issues...

Actually, I did verify that the CDs could not be read on my work laptop,
which due to company orders, must run Windows XP. I could read some
folders. Booting the laptop from the CDs though and running the Red Hat
media tests produced consistent failures. Whenever I have tried to
install from a CD that failed the media test, I wound up with a failed
install too.

There are a couple of other suggestions I'll respond to separately.

I actually needed to get a new CD-RW anyway. My old one was constantly
getting OPC failures using 3 different brands of CDs - Imation, TDK and
Verbatim. The new writer passes OPC on all three, so that was certainly
a plus. It's also twice as fast, so I have no complaints about spending
the $80 for it.



On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 20:04, Jack Bowling wrote:
> ** Reply to message from "Christopher A. Williams" <chrisw privatei com> on Thu, 13 Mar 2003 19:20:56 -0700
> > I've been following the CD-RW burning issue and have some additional
> > input:
> > 
> > I have removed magicdev and turned off autorun.
> > 
> > I went to the store and bought a *brand new* CD-RW - a Memorex internal
> > IDE 52x/24x/52x beauty. Installed it and started burning CDs at speeds
> > ranging from 6x to 32x.
> > 
> > Result: Both XCDRoast and GNOME Toaster produced burned CDs with no
> > errors - BUT the disks were not fully readable! I burned Red Hat CDs
> > (Phoebe 3 and 8.0) from ISO images. Media tests failed on ALL with
> > impressive consistency.
> > 
> > OK - I've now sunk about $100 and several hours into this personally
> > just to verify it's a nasty problem. So far, I have a new CDRW and a
> > pile of Verbatim DataLife Plus 32X brand coasters to show for it. Ideas
> > welcome.
> Sorry to hear of the unnecessary expense. But as a last ditch, why not take the supposed coasters to another CD reader and see if they can be read?
> jb
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