Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214984
Blank CD Discs are incorrectly seen as CD-ROM Discs - can't write
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:48:00 EST
Description of problem:
All blank cd's inserted into my CD-RW Drive (several different cd's and cd
manufacturers tried) are seen by the system as CD-ROM Discs. Therefore I am
unable to write to the discs. The system keeps on asking me to insert a blank
Insert any Blank CD into the drive.
Blank CDR ( or CD RW ) Discs are incorrectly seen as CD-ROM Discs
Blank Discs should be seen as writable disks.
This worked on fc5 with the same hardware. I did an upgrade to FC6. I thought
the upgrade was the problem, so did a fresh install. With fresh install the bug
still exists. So this appears to be a regression.
dmesg reports the following:
hdb: CD-W54E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdb: ATAPI 8X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1280kB Cache, DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
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