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Old 06-28-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question Burning ISO's to DVD-R


Hi,

I'm brand new to linux, and haven't gotten to grips with troubleshooting.

So if there's an easy way to find out what's going wrong, please just tell me and not flame me :-)

At the moment im using debian Sid. I did an apt-get of k3b, which installed version 0.11.20.

I'm trying to burn an ISO of a DVD I want to backup. I try by putting a dvd-r in the drive, opening up k3b: tools -> DVD -> Burn dvd image.

All goes fine up until the actual burn process starts. It prints the error: "Unable to GET EVENT: input/output error." - For the first time I let it burn anyway - it burnt at under 1x: but i didn't want to stop it incase it wasted the dvd. The dvd has the files on it, but wont play in any player.

I'm pretty sure all the dependancies are met.

It's using:
KDE v3.3.2
QT 3.3.4

If i've left out any info you need to help me out, please ask!

Thanks in advance,

CaPu // James

PS - I've done a load of web searches, followed advice from there, but still to no avail.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Are you trying to burn Data DVDs from ISO? or Video DVDs?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm trying to burn Video DVD's for use in a dvd player.

I got the ISO by backing up a DVD I already own.

~CaPu
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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What did you use to "backup" your DVD?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 05:46 PM   #5
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What program did you use to backup the DVD?

Did you mount the image and use either mplayer, xine, vlc, or other DVD player program. You will have to specify the video_ts directory for the DVD device path.

I usually get "Unable to GET EVENT: input/output error" with kernel version <=2.6.10, so I have to make a CD or DVD with root even though permissions are set. If you are using 2.4.x or >=2.6.11, then the problem will go away.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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I used DVD Shrink through wine for the backup of the dvd.

I tested the *.iso through Mplayer, and the video played perfectly. - and I'm using Kernel version 2.4.27.

How do I run the program as root? Also, im not sure weather I mounted the file or not. I probably didn't... Could someone tell me how it's done?

Thanks in advance,

CaPu
 
Old 06-28-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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If you can play it in mplayer, then it should be good. To run k3b as root, try running 'sudo k3b' from the console. You may need to set the DISPLAY variable properly.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #8
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I ran k3b as root, but got an error that my version of growisofs being out of date.

I went and installed the dvd+rw-tools package, and the error is still coming up..... I did a "growisofs --version" which told me it's v5.21. K3b is wanting =>5.10....

Any suggestions on that?

~CaPu
 
Old 06-28-2005, 10:57 PM   #9
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Hrrm... You should just be able to ignore the message and continue, if that's correct. But I suggest double checking that you don't have multiple copies of it installed or anything like that.
 
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You do not have to use root to write a CD or DVD when you are using 2.4.27.

To mount an image specify loop in -o option.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:27 AM   #11
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K3b has disabled the option of burning dvd ISO's, following that error.

I get an interesting error when I use the command: growisofs -Z /dev/hdc = file.iso

Executing 'mkisofs = /home/capu/Desktop/undefined.ISO | builtin_dd of=/dev/hdc obs=32k seek=0'
INFO: ISO-8859-1 character encoding detected by locale settings.
Assuming ISO-8859-1 encoded filenames on source filesystem,
use -input-charset to override.
mkisofs: No such file or directory. Invalid node - =
:-( write failed: Input/output error

What does that one mean, and how can I pass it?

EDIT: I've cleared that one lol. New error is back to that "Unable to GET EVENT: input/output error"


I dont know if I've got multiple copies of growisofs, I guess anything's a possibility. How can I check?

~CaPu

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:35 AM   #12
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Code:
find / -name growisofs
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:16 AM   #13
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Should it only find one?

it got
1) usr/bin/growisofs
2) usr/local/bin/growisofs

Does that mean i've done multiple installs, and if so, how do i "cure" it?

~CaPu
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:35 AM   #14
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Well, you definitely have multiple copies installed, which I would've thought would be hard to do with apt. You didn't install one from source, by any chance, did you?

You can always just change the path K3B looks in for the program, under K3b's options.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:10 AM   #15
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I installed one with source, yeah: I couldn't find it on apt at all. The original was already on my pc....

I tried modifying the search paths for k3b, but it still doesn't want to work... The program's detected the latest version or growisofs, but continues to block the dvd-burning capability.

How can I remove the older version? Or even better, remove both & do a proper install?

~CaPu
 
  


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