Bug 456829 - Error message is confusing when inserted DVD is too small for selected files
Error message is confusing when inserted DVD is too small for selected files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus-cd-burner (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-27 17:53 EDT by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:33:45 EDT
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Description Christopher Beland 2008-07-27 17:53:48 EDT
I tried to burn a CD by going to Places -> CD/DVD Creator.  I dragged and
dropped about 4.7GB of data into the Creator window, and clicked on "Burn to
Disc".  The dialog box I got was confusing.  It asked me to replace the disc in
the drive, and gave a list of "supported types" which included only "DVD+R DL".
 I only had single-layer disks, so I was worried that I would have to buy
double-layer ones because of hardware incompatibility.  But I figured out that
what happened was that my pile of data was slightly larger than the capacity of
the disk.  When I eliminated some data, I was able to burn successfully. The
error message should clearly explain that the size of the selected files exceeds
the capacity of the inserted disc.  It's fine to suggest that a "DVD+R DL" would
work for this data, but it should be worded in such a way as to suggest that the
disc that was inserted isn't "supported" by Fedora.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:15:51 EDT
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