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django0909
September 12th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Hi guys,

I'm on a Mac right now, so I'm afraid I can't offer specifics, but every single time I try to write anything to DVD, I get i/o errors. The same drive writes to CD with no problems, but refuses to write anything to DVD.

I also can't start nautilus as root while the blank DVD is in the drive.

Any help at all would be so welcome.

Thanks!

--django

gvartser
September 12th, 2008, 03:13 PM
DVD - + format problems maby?

/g

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Do you mean try different DVD's?

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 03:25 PM
could be a dying drive but try a different format of dvd first and see what happens

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:31 PM
The drive is brand new. I'm starting to wonder if it's the way I installed it, but then it wouldn't write anything at all, would it?

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 03:33 PM
ok, it shouldn't be the drive if its new. What make and model of drive is it and what kind of dvds are you trying to use?

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:38 PM
The drive is a Philips, (not sure on the model number, I'm at work right now, can get it tonight), and the disks are Tesco own brand, which is probably what's causing the problem.

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 03:39 PM
most drives should handle both but some are only + or - and if the dvds are cheap you can run into problems as well

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:44 PM
What do you mean by only + or -?

jerome1232
September 12th, 2008, 03:46 PM
If you look at the dvd's they'll be dvd-r or they'll be dvd+r, it's less common now but some burners can only burn to dvd-r some only dvd+r. Most can do both.

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 03:48 PM
if you look at a dvd it will say DVD-R or DVD+R. There are 2 different formats and if your drive only supports 1 and you try to use the other, it won't work

Check here for more info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Ah right. Is +r rewritable, and -r write-only? These disks are write-only...

jerome1232
September 12th, 2008, 03:53 PM
No they are both record only rewritables are either dvd-rw or dvd+rw

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 03:59 PM
I'll have a read later. I'm at work right now so have to keep flicking back and forth. Thanks for the help, will try different disks and report back!

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 08:10 PM
I've changed the CD's and I'm still getting the same errors.


/dev/scd1=/home/dan/Desktop/movie.iso
BraseroGrowisofs launching command
BraseroGrowisofs called brasero_job_get_fd_out
BraseroGrowisofs stdout: Executing 'builtin_dd if=/home/dan/Desktop/movie.iso of=/dev/scd1 obs=32k seek=0'
BraseroGrowisofs called brasero_job_set_dangerous
BraseroGrowisofs stderr: /dev/scd1: "Current Write Speed" is 2.5x1352KBps.
BraseroGrowisofs stdout: 0/2202679296 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:?? RBU 100.0% UBU 0.0%
BraseroGrowisofs stdout: 0/2202679296 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:?? RBU 100.0% UBU 0.0%
BraseroGrowisofs stderr: :-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=3h/ASC=73h/ACQ=03h]: Input/output error
BraseroGrowisofs stdout: HUP
BraseroGrowisofs stderr: :-( write failed: Input/output error
BraseroGrowisofs called brasero_job_error
BraseroGrowisofs finished with an error
BraseroGrowisofs asked to stop because of an error
error = 1
message = "Unhandled error, aborting"
BraseroGrowisofs stopping
BraseroGrowisofs got killed
Session error : Unhandled error, aborting (brasero_burn_record burn.c:2270)

Could the mount point of the drive be the problem?

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Sorry for the repeat post. Here is my fstab, and I don't see /dev/scd1...

Does it need to be in there?


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=222b71ee-9d1b-490d-b960-c2b1432d51a1 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=42b9a48d-cd3c-4c4f-ad23-17019d1f569f none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 09:41 PM
do you have 1 cd/dvd or 2?

give K3B a try, I find it works everytime for me

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I have one DVDROM and one DVDRW. k3b gives the same error :(

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 10:19 PM
if you put a dvd in the burner, does it show as mounted?

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Where do I check that? And what do I do if it isn't?

halitech
September 12th, 2008, 10:36 PM
open a terminal and do

sudo fdisk -lthen post the info back here

django0909
September 12th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I will do just that in the morning. Thanks for the help so far!

django0909
September 13th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Right, here we go again. The output of


sudo fdisk -l

gives this,


Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00080c28

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 9553 76734441 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 9554 9729 1413720 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9554 9729 1413688+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


I'm pretty sure my DVDRW has to be in there somewhere. How do I sort that out?

--django

django0909
September 13th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Edit: I'm now going to try burning DVD's in Damn Small Linux, (as it's the only other live CD I have kicking about), to see if I get anywhere :S

No joy at all :(

k3B gives the following errors, same sort of thing as Brasero


System
-----------------------
K3b Version: 1.0.4

KDE Version: 3.5.9
QT Version: 3.3.8b
Kernel: 2.6.24-17-generic
Devices
-----------------------
PHILIPS DVDR885P P1.7 (/dev/scd0, ) [CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96R]

Burned media
-----------------------
DVD+R

Used versions
-----------------------
growisofs: 7.0.1

growisofs
-----------------------
Executing 'builtin_dd if=/dev/fd/0 of=/dev/scd0 obs=32k seek=0'
/dev/scd0: "Current Write Speed" is 8.2x1352KBps.
:-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=3h/ASC=0Ch/ACQ=00h]: Input/output error
:-( write failed: Input/output error

growisofs command:
-----------------------
/usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/scd0=/dev/fd/0 -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=tracksize:1075527 -dvd-compat -speed=8 -use-the-force-luke=bufsize:32m



Help!!!

cygnis1
September 14th, 2008, 06:19 PM
I also am having problems with my dvdr. I have tried Brasero and K3b, and neither of them sees the blank dvd disk. I can burn to cd without a problem. I looked in cd-rom information and under can write to dvdr it says no. How can I reconfigure this so it will write to the dvd? I have written to dvds before.
Thanks,
Cygnis1

halitech
September 15th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Right, here we go again. The output of



gives this,



I'm pretty sure my DVDRW has to be in there somewhere. How do I sort that out?

--django

All i see is your primary hard drive that is 80 gig in size. Did you have a blank dvd in the drive or a written one?

mc4man
September 15th, 2008, 12:56 AM
better to run this to sort out your dvd drives, their device nodes and dev links (if you have media in each drive before running even better


sudo lshw -C disk



I have one DVDROM and one DVDRW. k3b gives the same error

your fstab only has an entry for one drive


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=222b71ee-9d1b-490d-b960-c2b1432d51a1 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=42b9a48d-cd3c-4c4f-ad23-17019d1f569f none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

If you have 2 drives add another entry and reboot

/dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0