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Can anyone decipher the following error from cdrecord, I have tried various CDs from CD-R to a CD-RW, the RW was too small being a 650MB one, this is the closest I have gotten to completing normally. My other attempts were with Brasero and Gnomebaker, both with no luck on any type of CD.
Thanks in anticipation.
iain@iain-laptop:~$ cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=/dev/cdrom /home/iain/Desktop/LinuxMint-3.1-BETA-021.iso
wodim: No write mode specified.
wodim: Asuming -tao mode.
wodim: Future versions of wodim may have different drive dependent defaults.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.2
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'CDRW/DVD GCC4244'
Revision : 'B101'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
Current: 0x0009 (CD-R)
Profile: 0x0010 (DVD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R) (current)
Profile: 0x000A (CD-RW)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1601712 = 1564 KB
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
FIFO size : 12582912 = 12288 KB
Track 01: data 690 MB
Total size: 793 MB (78:34.09) = 353557 sectors
Lout start: 793 MB (78:36/07) = 353557 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
Indicated writing power: 5
Is not unrestricted
Is not erasable
Disk sub type: Medium Type B, low Beta category (B-) (4)
ATIP start of lead in: -11607 (97:27/18)
ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
Disk type: Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 18
Manufacturer: Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
Blocks total: 359849 Blocks current: 359849 Blocks remaining: 6292
Speed set to 706 KB/s
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 4.0 in real TAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 545 of 690 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 99%] 4.1x.Errno: 5 (Input/output error), write_g1 scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 04 43 C8 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x0C Qual 0x00 (write error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.684s timeout 40s
write track data: error after 572407808 bytes
wodim: A write error occured.
wodim: Please properly read the error message above.
Writing time: 985.488s
Average write speed 5.0x.
Min drive buffer fill was 71%
Fixating time: 0.003s
Thanks bigrigdriver, I think you are right, have tried various other operations with the CD drive including trying to boot from a good iso image that I burnt on another pc with no luck. Am now on the hunt for a spare to fix it.
By the way the command you suggested did open the drive.
I'm not sure if 'eject'ing the drive makes any sense if there are I/O errors..most of the drives I meet that have problems reading or writing (to/from discs) do open and close normally, either from the button or from a commend.
CD/DVD writers aren't so expensive nowadays, so if it's a struggle, just buy a new one.
Which I do have but use it for incremental backups of my home directory. I have now confirmed that it is the CD drive that is at fault as my brother in law also has a Dell with the same cd drive and I swapped them over and was able to boot from the drive. Hopefully ebay will be my friend.