k3b and dvd problems

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Tue Apr 26 10:19:11 MDT 2005

Just to double check I burned a cd iso image and it worked just fine.
Then is it the software?


On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 09:57 -0600, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 April 2005 09:55 am, Stephen Shaw wrote:
> > I keep getting bad burns with my dvd burner and k3b.  K3b will report
> > that it was successful but if you do a data check on it, it comes back
> > bad.  You can also tell by the amount of written data on the disk.  Any
> > ideas as to why it might do this?  Am I the only one having this
> > problem?
> I'm also not having success with DVD burning.
> I'm using gentoo, kernel 2.6.11, xcdroast and cdrecord-dvdpro-whatever it is.
> It burns cds fine, and will successfully complete a dummy-mode DVD burn, but 
> I've only managed to make coasters when trying to burn a DVD for real.
> It keeps reporting drive errors, but I suspect it's software/drivers and not 
> hardware.
> I am not using the ide-scsi stuff, despite what the software warns and 
> suggests, since the kernel config (and Linus on l-k) says it is depracated 
> and not the way to do things anymore...
> Any ideas where to even start?

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