Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456829
Error message is confusing when inserted DVD is too small for selected files
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:39 EST
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.
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