DVD-Writer fail to write DVD but okay with CD
Dear fellow Linux bods
I have recently purchased a DVD-writer ASUS DRW-1608P2 for my linux machine hoping to write some DVDs but now I have end up with 5 DVD's on the floor and none of them work!
Before I move on let me give the following background about what distro/linux version/hardware
HD disto: Fedora Core 3 Kernal 2.6.9-1.667
Live distro: Knoppix3.9
K3B on both Knoppix and FC3
x-cd_roast 0.98alpha15 with DVDPro (key etc..) -on FC3
ASUS DRW-1608P2 Dual layer.
connect to Mother board via IDE as secondary slave
mounted as /dev/hdd.
8x DVD+R 4.7G Verbatim
I tried to write some DVD+R, out of the 5 times, all 5 times the burning software (both K3B and claimx-cd_roast ) claim it has sucessfully written to disc but when I try to read it again (via many different machine via different OS). They all fail to read anything from the DVD...
I try burning CD using the DVD-writer in question and it burns fine.
I have looked at one of the threat in the forum and did the following command:-
INQUIRY: [ASUS ][DRW-1608P2 ][1.17]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Media ID: MCC/003
Current Write Speed: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #0: 12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Write Speed #1: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #2: 6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Write Speed #3: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2295103 R@12.0x1385=16620KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2295103 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/2295103 R@6.0x1385=8310KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
Speed Descriptor#3: 00/2295103 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
Media Book Type: A1h, DVD+R book [revision 1]
Legacy lead-out at: 2295104*2KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: appendable
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: incomplete
"Next" Track: 1
Number of Tracks: 2
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: partial/complete
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 0*2KB
Track Size: 281088*2KB
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#2]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 281104*2KB
Next Writable Address: 281104*2KB
Free Blocks: 2014000*2KB
Track Size: 2014000*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 1*2048=2048
Since it can burn CD okay can I eliminate, it is a burner problem?
I am open to any recommandation or suggestion... I did try to find a linux firmware for my DVD writer but I couldn't find any...
many thanks in advance