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Old 01-13-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 8: Error writing to disc (DVD-RW)


Fresh install of Fedora Core 8 from DVD-RW drive. Everything went smoothly. All hardware recognized no problem.
  1. I insert blank DVD-RW disc, Fedora GUI automatically recognizes it as "Blank DVD-RW Disc".
  2. I invoke CD/DVD Creator,
  3. place a single tiny file there,
  4. then click [Write to Disc] button.
  5. I confirm write speed etc.
Then I get the following error:
Quote:
Error writing to disc
There was an error writing to the disc:
The recorder could not be accessed
What does this mean?

How do I troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks,
Alex

Last edited by xp_newbie; 01-13-2008 at 08:11 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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The Fedora automatic mount routine is invoked when a blank DVD is inserted. It allocates the DVD drive and sets a lock file. You then start the CD/DVD creator which tries to allocate the DVD drive but cannot because it is already locked by another program. So you get an error message from the CD/DVD creator that it could not allocate the drive.

I suggest that when the Fedora automatic GUI prints the "Blank DVD-RW Disc" message that you click on "cancel" or "ignore" or whatever it takes to make the Fedora automatic GUI go away, unlocking the DVD as it goes.

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Steve Stites

Last edited by jailbait; 01-13-2008 at 08:17 PM.
 
  


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