I'm running Karmic and finally decided to upgrade. When I inserted my blank disc for 11.04 Brasero shows my blank disc as "Blank CD --drive name here -- 17.5 MB free space"

I proceed to burn anyway figuring that it's some kind of read error and I have nothing to lose by attempting the write. (I did in fact lose 3 discs, about 50 cents).

Disc writes fine but hangs for about 5 minutes during the finalizing stage and then stops with an error.

Is there any hope of this being a software problem that I can fix without replacing the drive? (My laptop is just out of the extended warranty)

Thanks in advance.