I've tried burning .iso images in 3 programs.
1. ImgBurn in Windows 7
2. Brasero in Ubuntu 11.04
3. K3b in Ubuntu 11.04
In all 3 programs, the image burning part goes fine (which I assume because the progress bar and the captions underneath go through that part with no hitches).
The part that follows (synchronizing cache, finalizing, etc.. the term varies with each program I believe) just does not complete. The PC hangs at that stage for 15 to 30 minutes and then gives up saying the process was a failure.
The .iso files that I burn (and were 'aborted') actually boot fine. The data files (like documents and music) don't appear to burn and when I load those discs, the PC says that the disc is empty (although I saw the progress bar showing data written during the process and the lines I can see on the surface of the disc).
I initially had this problem with ImgBurn and Brasero and some threads suggested that K3b was much better. I then tried K3b. I tried burning 2 .iso's.
1. In the 1st disc, I'm not sure if I selected multisession and the rest of the settings were pretty much default. The data burned in about 5-7 minutes and it 'hung' (drive light still blinking all the time) for about 15 more minutes. It eventually completed though.
2. In the 2nd disc, I selected multisession and it hung. The process eventually failed.
I'm not sure if selecting 'multisession' was relevant but that's about the only difference I can remember. I checked the md5sums of both the images. They were fine.
I don't have logs of the ImgBurn and Brasero events. But I save the output of the 2 K3b events. I've attached them.
Any help is greatly appreciated.