Bug 454123 - CD write fails on 'Erase' button for RW media. Always get 'disk error' box.
CD write fails on 'Erase' button for RW media. Always get 'disk error' box.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus-cd-burner (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
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Reported: 2008-07-04 18:06 EDT by Eugene Regad
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Description Eugene Regad 2008-07-04 18:06:43 EDT
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Comment 1 Eugene Regad 2008-07-05 10:46:01 EDT
Bug 454123

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Problem 1:
Machine 1: CD write fails on clicking 'Erase' button in normal burn of ISO image
to RW media. 'Disc write error' box always appears.

I update Fedora every day.  First failure was on Jul 4.   I have no discs marked
as burned on 2 or 3 July, but cd-writing worked normally through Jul 1.

The behavior is identical on "Machine 2" running Fedora 9, updated through Jul
4, but does not occur on "Machine 3" where the Jul 4 updates are NOT installed.

I don't think it's related, but:
Machines 1 and 3 do have NOT installed the XOrg server updates:


When these were first released, I installed them (on Machines 1 and 3) as per
normal.  Neither machine would boot.  The failure appears to have been very
early in the start-up cycle. I did a bare-metal install, with drive reformat,
and omitted the xorg updates.  Everything has continued to function normally
since, including all other updates.

Machine 2 does have the xorg updates (and all other updates) installed, however.
  So I conclude that Xorg has nothing to do with the disk writing problem.

Problem 2:
The ability to control disk ejection under Nautilus? has also malfunctioned. 
Click on mounted disk icon, or type 'eject' in terminal window ejects, but the
tray is instantly reloaded.   The mounted disk icon appears in about the normal

Work-around for burning disk:
Insert RW disk as normal.
Blank disk using wodim in terminal.
Write disk using wodim in terminal.

Work-around for ejecting and retrieving disk:
In terminal, issue the 'umount /dev/sr0' command.
Eject disk with button on cd drive.
(I also issued the command 'eject -i off' to enable manual ejection, but I am
not certain this was necessary)

Eugene Regad
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:55:36 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:33:15 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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