Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476154
growisofs will not allow the burning of dual-layer DVD's from an image of less than half the disc's capacity
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:08:12 EST
Description of problem:
growisofs will refuse to burn data to a dual-layer DVD if the data is less than 50% of the disc's capacity in size (4GiB), because the extra space on the disc is "wasted."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to write less than 4.0GiB of data to a dual-layer DVD (I used k3b as a frontend to growisofs)
growisofs complains that too much space will be wasted and exits immediately
The burning continues normally
This is really kind of absurd. I have no other DVD's but of the dual-layered variety, so I was stopped from burning a disc because someone else decided for me that it was too wasteful. It's almost certainly the same amount of plastic as a normal DVD...
Here's a patch for growisofs to remove the limitation:
By the way, the patch comes from openSUSE. Pardus is also carrying it.
Ping? There's a patch provided and it's trivial.
dvd+rw-tools-7.0-12.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Thanks! Can you please also push this to F10?
dvd+rw-tools-7.0-12.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
What about F10?
dvd+rw-tools-7.1-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
dvd+rw-tools-7.1-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.