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Thread: Cannot burn anything to DVD. Could use some help, possible driver issue?

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    Cannot burn anything to DVD. Could use some help, possible driver issue?

    Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu as a laptop OS. I'm a long-time developer and user/admin of linux servers.

    I've recentlly installed 16.04 on my laptop. Most things work well but I cannot seem to use my DVD writer. It might legitimately be the case that I simply don't know how to use the UI well. I've worked in Linux flavors for years but always command-line. This is my first experience using the desktop environment.

    However, I'm pretty sure I'm "doing it right" and something just seems off. When I right-click on the ISO I'm trying to burn (windows 10) I don't see a "write to disk" option. I've opened the disk creator but still just can't seem to get it.


    Possibly related - I'm also running Virtual Box. I've tried to mount the .iso to the listed optical drive but I get an error with that also.

    Can anyone offer advice on how to begin/proceed to troubleshoot?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Cannot burn anything to DVD. Could use some help, possible driver issue?

    If you are using Brasero* I have never had much luck with it. Try installing K3B, it does have more dependencies because it's a Kubuntu utility but it's always worked for me. To create a bootable disc select "Burn Disc Image" from the menu.

    *Brasero is the default Ubuntu disc burner

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    Re: Cannot burn anything to DVD. Could use some help, possible driver issue?

    This comment was helpful, thank you. K3B is a much nicer tool and helped me identify I had a bad file. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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