[CentOS] CD burning issues & questions

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Jan 3 21:30:38 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 03, 2009 at 04:21:55PM -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 1:27 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been having some strange results trying to burn >CDs under
> > CentOS.  I don't think they are hardware related >because I have had
> > some success, in fact most of this usually works.
> >
> > I use k3b for most of my CD and DVD writing - it seems to work fairly
> > well (well, except for wrecking my installation a few
> I do have an issue with k3b (CentOS 5.2, 32 bit), but nothing grave. I
> cannot erase CD-RW media with k3b, most or all of the time. I ran into
> that last night. Went to M$ Windows and I was able to erase the 2
> CD-RW media, without any problem. Then, I tried to burn the files
> (which are M$ Windows files) to the CD-RW media. No go and I wasted
> about 20-30 minutes, while it was in a loop or stalled on M$ Windows.
> Then, I went back to CentOS and I was able to burn the files, without
> any problems.   :-)    Not sure what is causing the issues. Nothing
> grave, such as borked your box recently.

My experience has been that SOMETIMES K3B will attempt to erase a RW volume
and fail because the volume is currently mounted. I think that K3B should
automagically unmount it, but I've seen it not do so. So, if erasing it
fails, manually unmount it then try again.

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