Bug 330651 - DVD-RW erase fails
Summary: DVD-RW erase fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus-cd-burner
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-13 14:24 UTC by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-05 22:23:53 UTC

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Description Daniel Qarras 2007-10-13 14:24:06 UTC
On a dual boot laptop with Fedora 8 Test 3 / Rawhide and Windows XP, CD/DVD
erase/burning works flawlessly under Windows. However, under Fedora DVD-RW erase
operation fails with nautilus-cd-burner when trying to burn an iso image to a
DVD-RW where there is some data already.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on an ISO image
2. Select Write to Disc
3. Select correct disc and write speed
4. Select Erase Disc
5. See how an error is displayed:

Error writing to disc
There was an error writing to the disc:
Unhandled error, aborting

As said, under WinXP erasa works all ok for the same disc.

There are no error messages in syslog related to this error so I don't know how
could I provide more information?

Comment 1 Daniel Qarras 2007-10-16 18:09:03 UTC
FWIW, CD-RW and DVD+RW discs work just fine, only DVD-RW disks are problematic.

Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2007-12-29 14:18:56 UTC
Any news about this one? I'd be happy to provide any additional information if
needed to solve this issue. Thanks.

Comment 3 Daniel Qarras 2008-01-14 17:03:45 UTC
More info:

If I manually erase the disk with:

root@localhost:~# cdrecord --devices       
wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) :
 0  dev='/dev/scd0'     rwrw-- : 'MATSHITA' 'UJ-845D'
root@localhost:~# wodim -v -force /dev/scd0 -blank=fast

Then I can write to the disk. Not sure if it is related but I have /dev/dvd ->
/dev/sr0 (not /dev/scd0 as reported by cdrecord.)

Comment 4 Daniel Qarras 2008-05-05 22:23:53 UTC
This seems to be working now with F9! I'll close this one.

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