Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238577
DVD Burning with cdrecord
Last modified: 2008-08-18 10:33:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Using cdrecord (cdrecord-2.01.1-5) on a "SONY DVD RW DRU-830A" (external
USB drive) with DVD-R media burns the disk but hangs for 15 minutes
(until the 1000 second timeout) when it's "fixating" the disk.
Fixating works fine with CD-R media.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
cdrecord -v -eject -dao driveropts=burnfree dev=2,0,0 speed=8 DVDImg-01.iso
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01-dvd (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg
Note: This version is an unofficial (modified) version with DVD support
Note: and therefore may have bugs that are not present in the original.
Note: Please send bug reports or support requests to
Note: The author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsibus: 2 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial libscg transport code version
(schily - Red Hat-scsi-linux-sg.c-1.83-RH '@(#)scsi-linux-sg.c
1.83 04/05/20 Copyright 1997 J. Schilling').
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 2
Response Format: 2
Vendor_info : 'SONY '
Identifikation : 'DVD RW DRU-830A '
Revision : 'SS23'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Profile: 0x0011 (current)
cdrecord: Found DVD media: using cdr_mdvd.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc DVD-R(W) driver (mmc_mdvd).
Driver flags : SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: PACKET SAO
Drive buf size : 1048576 = 1024 KB
FIFO size : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data 0 MB padsize: 232 KB
Total size: 0 MB (00:04.00) = 300 sectors
Lout start: 1 MB (00:06/00) = 300 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP start of lead in: -150 (00:00/00)
Disk type: unknown dye (reserved id code)
Manuf. index: -1
Manufacturer: unknown (not in table)
Blocks total: 2298496 Blocks current: 2298496 Blocks remaining: 2298196
Speed set to 11080 KB/s
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 8.0 in real SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
BURN-Free is OFF.
BURN-Free is OFF.
cdrecord: Turning BURN-Free on
Sending CUE sheet...
cdrecord: WARNING: Drive returns wrong startsec (0) using -150
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 0 of 0 MB written.
Track 01: writing 232 KB of pad data.
Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 376832/614400 (300 sectors).
Writing time: 15.398s
Average write speed 10.8x.
cdrecord: Input/output error. flush cache: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 01 00 00
Sense Key: 0x2 Not Ready, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x04 Qual 0x01 (logical unit is in process of becoming
ready) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 1019.905s timeout 1000s
Trouble flushing the cache
Fixating time: 1031.554s
cdrecord: fifo had 6 puts and 6 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%.
Please try growisofs from dvd+rw-tools. This will show us, if your drive
supports standard MMC commands.
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