Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 220972
burning entirely bust - claims media error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
I noticed that a recent update to FC6 made burning entirely unusable for me, as
a test case I attempted to burn the Zod i386 DVD iso and got the attached output.
Burning a music cd via serpentine also fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cdrecord -dev=/dev/cdwriter -driveropts=burnfree -sao FC-6-i386-DVD.iso
Burning fails and cdrecord claim media error
successful burned DVD
Using a Plextor PX-716AL
Created attachment 144562 [details]
Cdrecord hasn't been updated since FC6 came out. Does the bug appear using an
earlier kernel? Also, when burning ISOs you should consider adding the -pad and
padsize=63s options as recommended in
(I know you're burning a DVD but the linux read-ahead bug affects that too).
I've found that it was necessary to use the padding when burning the FC6 DVD to
a DVD+RW to avoid the read-ahead bug causing mediacheck to fail on one of my drives.
Burning a music cd in serpentine works with kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6, burning a
DVD does not (using nautilus-cd-burner, I'm testing the out of box way most
users are likely to burn an image, right-click and select burn image). From the
commandline adding the padding does not fix burning DVDs, it fails with the same
please try the updated dvd+rw-tools packages... nautilus does not use cdrecord
No dice using dvd+rw-tools-7.0-0.fc6.4:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvdrw=test.iso
Executing 'builtin_dd if=test.iso of=/dev/dvdrw obs=32k seek=0'
/dev/dvdrw: "Current Write Speed" is 8.2x1352KBps.
32768/1925355520 ( 0.0%) @0.0x, remaining 2937:48 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
32768/1925355520 ( 0.0%) @0.0x, remaining 6854:53 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
32768/1925355520 ( 0.0%) @0.0x, remaining 9792:41 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
32768/1925355520 ( 0.0%) @0.0x, remaining 12730:30 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
:-[ WRITE@LBA=10h failed with SK=3h/ASC=73h/ACQ=03h]: Input/output error
:-( write failed: Input/output error
/dev/dvdrw: flushing cache
/dev/dvdrw: updating RMA
/dev/dvdrw: closing disc
/dev/dvdrw: reloading tray
Could this be related to those asshats over at Plextor using proprietary
extensions of the MMC standard?
okay that's it, this drive is getting binned, I've seen nothing but pain from
Plextors hand. That's what you get for 3 times the price of a low cost brand -
so much for assurances from their website that it works with Linux.
I'll go complain to them, at least then they'll have heard it from a paying
I bought a new DVD burner and indeed this was entirely caused by Plextors
"improvements" to the standard. Closing as WONTFIX since that really has to be
their problem, there can be no fix untill they provide us with specifications
for their proprietary extensions.