[CentOS] burning an image

Fri Apr 16 14:07:37 UTC 2010
Todd Denniston <Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil>

david walcroft wrote, On 04/15/2010 10:59 PM:
> On 04/15/2010 11:10 AM, Kahlil Hodgson wrote:
>> On 15/04/10 09:58, david walcroft wrote:
>>> I downloaded CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso but I haven't used Centos
>>> before and I've haven't used a -bin-DVD.iso before,every attempt so far
>>> to burn one has produced coasters,what do I do to get an image.
>> I've had graphical apps give me coasters on occasion.  From the command
>> line you can try:
>> 	growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso
> [david at reddwarf ~]$ growisofs -dvd-compat -Z 
> /dev/dvd=rpm/CentOS-5.4-x86_64-bin-DVD.iso
> :-( /dev/dvd: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 0
> I used a dvd-rw and a dvd-rw-dl with the same results.
> Thanks  david

I tend to use /dev/dvdwriter, it should not make a difference as they are all softlinks to
/dev/YourDVDdevice, though I think I have seen some difference in behavior when used as /dev/dvd vs
/dev/cdrom  by gnome-mount.

As I don't think you have been clear on this point yet...is your *_MEDIA_* DVD+RW or DVD-RW, or one
of the DVD+R or DVD-R variety?

The following links may be of some use for an attempt at "blanking" the disk before reuse.
it looks like, from my quick read, DVD-RW may need an explicit blank before reuse

Of course the source of growisofs may be of use

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter