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    [ubuntu] Re: A problem with my CD/DVD writer

    Hi,

    it is not a surprise that libburn is installed, as it is the only
    burn backend which Xfburn and xorriso are willing to use. Brasero might
    use it too. K3B would do indirectly if using cdrskin...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A problem with my CD/DVD writer

    Hi,

    the message "Cannot reserve track of ... bytes" in the Xfburn screenshot
    probably stems from libburn. It gets emitted by libburn only if DVD+R,
    DVD-R, or unformatted DVD-RW have been...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A problem with my CD/DVD writer

    Hi,

    at least during above xorriso run, the permissions sufficed to communicate
    with the burner drive. The drive states to be able to burn CD media, but it
    also states that it sees no medium.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A problem with my CD/DVD writer

    Hi,

    can you show such a refusal message literally ?
    (Only then it is possible to search it in the program's code.)

    The writer should indeed be able to burn audio CDs. So the message might...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A problem with my CD/DVD writer

    (Sorry, this post had malformed code blocks probably because the site does not like my old workstation browser.
    I repeated it below with a younger one.)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Is it time to buy a new DVD burner ?

    Hi,

    the decisive message is from growisofs

    > :-[ PERFORM OPC failed with SK=3h/POWER CALIBRATION AREA ERROR]: Input/output error

    This is a problem between drive and medium, with some hope...
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    Re: Create bootable iso image

    Hi,

    your xorriso run does not mark EFI boot equipment, but only the software
    for booting via BIOS. You probably need to do what is described in
    ...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Not able to make an audio discs in Brasero

    Hi, normally Brasero should be able to convert MP3 automatically to the uncompressed CD-DA format. The web says that it uses program gstreamer for that. Whatever, a wrong audio input format is not...
  9. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > total number of bytes of the ISO file [...] divided by 2048
    > Is that correct?

    Yes. Ye olde way of doing arithmetics in shell.


    $ stat -c '%s' ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso...
  10. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > by closed, you mean the xorriso-burned DVD can no longer be written to,
    > correct?

    Yes. A DVD+R can have three states: Blank, Appendable, Closed.
    Blank means it is yet unused....
  11. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > using the same xorriso-burned DVD from earlier


    Drive type : vendor 'HL-DT-ST' product 'DVDRAM GT80N' revision '1.01'
    Drive id : 'KZ5D9H24934 '
    Media current: DVD+R
    Media...
  12. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    about Ubuntu ISOs and its bootloaders.

    It is of course possible and usual to install GRUB on your hard disk as
    boot loader for being started by PC-BIOS firmware. It is also possible to...
  13. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    just to avoid the impression that i bailed out of this thread:
    sudodus and i are discussing the mkusb/Debian issue in private mails now.

    Have a nice day :)

    Thomas
  14. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    yes, Debian can be quite a closed clam. But debian-cd and debian-live
    should be interested in such a tool. I myself am upstream programmer and
    "sponsored" uploader of my own software. So i...
  15. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    sudodus wrote:
    > mkusb version 12 alias dus can extract directly from a gzip or xz
    > compressed image file

    Is there a reason known why this tool is not available as Debian
    package ?...
  16. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    westie457 wrote:
    > https://rufus.ie/

    This is indeed a suitable tool to put any USB stick bootable GNU/Linux ISO
    onto an USB stick. Use its "dd" mode in order to get the boot equipment...
  17. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > which firmware are we talking about?

    The mainboard firmware. In case of x86 processors the two candidates
    are commonly known as BIOS and EFI. This firmware shall inspect the
    attached...
  18. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu, but his desktop wouldn't
    > boot,

    Did you use a plain copy method (dd, cp, ...) ?
    There are old howtos around which propose unpacking the ISO...
  19. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > It's not even saying the "device or resource [is] busy,"

    That would have been if the DVD was in some way readable and had been
    mounted by some filesystem driver.

    But when the drive...
  20. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    during the run with xorriso command "-toc", the drive believed to have no
    medium at all.

    Later, during the run with command "-as cdrecord" it recognized a DVD+R.
    The re-assessment after...
  21. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    > Uhmm, just to be clear. If you reread my post, you'll notice that
    > I used K3b, instead of Brasero.

    Oops. Sorry.
    ...
  22. Re: Can't Create Bootable DVD Of Ubuntu 18.04

    Hi,

    i fail to find the message text
    "Found medium. No medium information. Please insert a suitable medium into drive."
    in
    https://sources.debian.org/src/brasero/3.12.2-6/
    In the middle of...
  23. Re: Optical Drive slow reading CDs - Dell XPS17 Xubuntu 18.04.2

    Hi,

    > Xfburn seems to do the trick and it's usable as an every day pgm

    It's most obvious drawback is that cannot do multi-session.

    Brasero can "import" a medium which was "left open" in a...
  24. Re: Optical Drive slow reading CDs - Dell XPS17 Xubuntu 18.04.2

    Hi,

    > 2) Irrespective of the CD/DVD drive being used, Brasero when recording CDs
    > on recent ubuntu distros (1804 and 1604 tested) writes a bad block at the
    > end of the data. This doesn't...
  25. Re: Optical Drive slow reading CDs - Dell XPS17 Xubuntu 18.04.2

    Hi,

    > Wow ! There's a fair bit to digest here and it's a bit late this evening.

    You have reached the cellar level of support: libburn.


    > However if Brasero has upset the drive perhaps I'll...
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