Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219148
Nautilus CD/DVD copy utility can't copy a CD to a blank CD.
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:20:02 EST
Description of problem:
The problem started by my discovering that I can't copy a CD using the Nautilus
CD/DVD copier. My test CD was one I had made originally using the same utility
by right clicking on the FC-6 rescue iso I had downloaded. I did this by right
clicking on the icon for the iso file in the Nautilus window, and choosing
Write to disc. As best I can tell that CD is correct and a bona fide copy of
the downloaded iso shich passes the SHA1SUm test.
I have two drives, one a Samsung DVD/CD drive, and the other a Sony CD r/W
drive. The Help borwoser suggestst putting the disk in a drive and a blank disk
in the recording drive, going to Places>Computer and right clicking on the drive
with the disk to be copied, and choosing Copy disk. But no such option is
available. However, if I right click on the icon for the disk on my desktop,
there is an options for Copy Disk. Using this, there was some activity
indicating a copy in progress, but it stopped with the disk to be copied being
ejected and an error message. In this process, my Samsung DVD/Cd drive
failed---I'm sure this was coincidental---so I could not longer experiment with
copying from one drive to another. Instead I tried to use the CD/DVD utility to
make a copy of a disk from the Sony CD R/W drive to disk. This appeared to
work, but the disck file was different from the original rescue disk iso. Also,
I couldn't write it to a new CD.
I then tried making a disk copy of the CD, using the Sony CD R/W drive, with the
mkisofs -r -o rescue_copy.iso /media/...
where ... was the appropriate name. This also appeared to work, but the disk
file was not identical to the original iso file, and again, I couldn't write it
to disck to make another copy. Finally, I umounted the drive, leaving the
disk in it, and tried
cat /dev/hda > rescue_copy.iso
this produced a correct copy---checked with cmp---or the original iso file, and
I was able to write it out to a new blank CD.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It appears that the bug was reproducible with two different drives, one a DVD/CD
drive and the other a Sony CD R/W drive.
Steps to Reproduce:
A disck file which should have been a copy of a CD but wasn't.
A copy of a CD.
Sorry for all the typos. I hope the meaning is clear.
It appears that the problem might be partly dependent on the drive. During my
previous tests, my DVD/CD read only drive failed. It was replaced by an
HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8164B drive. With the new drive, I can riight click on the
disc icon (automatically mounted when inserted), choose Copy Disc, and then
select disc image from the Write Dialog box. This suffices to create a disk
image of the CD, and I can mount it or copy it to a blank CD using the other
If I try the same thing with the other drive, which is a Sony CD-RW CRX216E, it
seems to hang without completing. (I let it run for over five minutes.) During
this time, ls shows that file, but if I cancel the write, the file disappears.
On the other hand, I still can't use the Nautilus tools for copying directly
from the DVD/CD RO drive to the CD RW drive. Also, as I noted in my original
post, the suggested steps in the documentation don't work as given.
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