Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186214
unable to blank cd-rw
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:27:59 EST
Description of problem:
wanted to burn an iso, but the cd-rw wasn't blak ; so tk3b asked me for blanking
the cd, and i answer "yes".
But k3b was unable to blank it.
See attachement about the bug-file generated by k3b, please.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 126461 [details]
k3b-file : unable to blank
hmm... another application locked your CDROM... nautilus running?
Created attachment 126464 [details]
launched as root from shell
no ! there is nothing opened.
I try to run k3b as root, i got an error message ---> see attahcement please.
when umount /dev/hdc (as root, of course), the process succeeds !
But the user cant umount, and so cant erase cd-rw...
any workaround please ?
the user should be able to umount... right click on the cdrom symbol, if not
make sure you are first logged in as a normal user (then maybe root) to own
$ ls -l /dev/hdc
hdc should belong to the user.
Created attachment 126468 [details]
no umount choice
Sorry for the post i missed :(
There is no umount choice.
Output of the command you told me :
[johndoe@Fopadix-fc5 ~]$ ls -l /dev/hdc
brw------- 1 johndoe disk 22, 0 Mar 22 07:09 /dev/hdc
reassigning to nautilus
and what may i do ??? :-/
just one thing to add :
i see i find "mount Volume" when right clicking the mouse, when the drive is
empty. But have no choice to umount when the drive is auto-mounted, as the above
Created attachment 126512 [details]
same problem with release
no changes with the release, on gnome
For removable media nautilus puts "eject" instead of "unmount" in the menu,
since eject is typically what you want for such media, and having both is pretty
unnecessary. I don't see why k3b can't unmount the cdrom, i think that is what
Try to umount the cdrw from inside k3b. In the top-left corner, you have a list
of cd and dvd devices (and also filesystem). Click with the rigth-buton in you
cdrecorder and then, umount. Then, try to write the image again.
I hope that this help...
I tried what you told, but it makes absolutly nothing, but blinking one second :(
just like it is locked. And even if i first choose unlock, it makes no differences
Really weird ....
i thank you anyway.
Find the solution, on fedoraforum :
gnome-umount -d /dev/cdrw
Workaround is to unmount /dev/cdrw as root and then blank CD-RW.
Same behaviour aslo with nautilus burner.
No problem before last updates (no idea which causes this misbehaviour), my
systems are fully updated up to September 8, 2006.
Same behaviour on different computers
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
No that's okay. thx