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Old 10-11-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
alabamaman
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k3b pretends to burn, but really does nothing


hi, so i installed k3b on my ubuntu disto to burn an iso, should be an easy task right? well every time i go through the process i end up with a blank cd.

i read up on some stuff and heard that its not uncommon for linux not to recognize the cd it just made, so i switched it over to my windows box and it's still just a blank cd. i then put the cd back into my linux box and i get a popup window saying "you have inserted a blank disc" -- same goes for windows.

i've looked all through the k3b settings and what not, only to find that everything looks fine. it looks and acts like its doing everything correctly, but i still end up with a blank disc every time. ????????

here is the debugging info from k3b:
Code:
System
-----------------------
K3b Version: 0.12.17

KDE Version: 3.5.5
QT Version:  3.3.6
Kernel:      2.6.17-10-generic
Devices
-----------------------
AOPEN CD-RW CRW3248 1.09 (/dev/hdc, ) at /media/cdrom0 [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM] [CD-ROM; CD-R; CD-RW] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R96P; SAO/R96R; RAW/R96R]

Used versions
-----------------------
cdrecord: 2.1.1a03

cdrecord
-----------------------
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.17-10-generic
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
devname: '/dev/hdc'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg (debian-0.8debian2 '@(#)scsitransp.c 1.91 04/06/17 Copyright 1988,1995,2000-2004 J. Schilling').
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a03 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Joerg Schilling
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
      and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
      Please send bug reports and support requests to <cdrtools@packages.debian.org>.
      The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Using libscg version 'debian-0.8debian2'.
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
atapi: 1
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info    : 'AOPEN   '
Identifikation : 'CD-RW CRW3248   '
Revision       : '1.09'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Current: 0x0009
Profile: 0x0008 
Profile: 0x0009 (current)
Profile: 0x000A 
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-2 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE FORCESPEED 
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1359872 = 1328 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data    45 MB        
Total size:       52 MB (05:10.37) = 23278 sectors
Lout start:       52 MB (05:12/28) = 23278 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 4
  Is unrestricted
  Is not erasable
  Disk sub type: Medium Type A, low Beta category (A-) (2)
  ATIP start of lead in:  -11634 (97:26/66)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
Disk type:    Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 3
Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corporation
Blocks total: 359849 Blocks current: 359849 Blocks remaining: 336571
Forcespeed is OFF.
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 4 in real TAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 3 seconds.
   2 seconds.
   1 seconds.
   0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
BURN-Free is ON.
Performing OPC...
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01:    0 of   45 MB written.
Track 01:    1 of   45 MB written (fifo  92%) [buf  80%]  86.5x.
Track 01:    2 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   3.4x.
Track 01:    3 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.3x.
Track 01:    4 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:    5 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:    6 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:    7 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:    8 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:    9 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   10 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   11 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   12 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   13 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   14 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   15 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   16 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   17 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   18 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   19 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   20 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   21 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   22 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   23 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   24 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.0x.
Track 01:   25 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   26 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.0x.
Track 01:   27 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   28 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.0x.
Track 01:   29 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   30 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.0x.
Track 01:   31 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   32 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.0x.
Track 01:   33 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   34 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.3x.
Track 01:   35 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   36 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   37 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   38 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   39 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   40 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   41 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   42 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   43 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01:   44 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.2x.
Track 01:   45 of   45 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 100%]   4.1x.
Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 47669248/47669248 (23276 sectors).
Writing  time:   80.400s
Average write speed   3.9x.
Min drive buffer fill was 100%
Fixating...
Fixating time:   61.672s
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: fifo had 751 puts and 751 gets.
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 670 times full, min fill was 92%.
BURN-Free was never needed.

cdrecord command:
-----------------------
/usr/bin/X11/cdrecord.mmap -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/hdc speed=4 -tao driveropts=burnfree -eject -data /home/dl-common/ISOs/pfSense/pfSense-1.2-RC2-LiveCD-Installer.iso
and here are the [relevant] results of dmesg:
Code:
[17181146.756000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
help???
 
Old 10-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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also, since i'm a multi-booter i just switched over to fedora and the same exact thing happened. i'm a member of the adm and wheel and disk groups, so uh....why???
 
Old 10-11-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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Are you sure that you haven't got the "simulate" option checked?
 
Old 10-11-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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Isn't 'real mode' the same as 'non-simulate'? I think it's not in simulate.

What is the .ISO, like a Linux ISO or something like that? Try with -DAO instead of -TAO, add the proper -PAD spacing, and maybe remove -burnfree, atleast to test.

Try this (adjust as needed for your drive and paths):
Code:
(root)# cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd speed=4 padsize=63s -pad -dao -v -eject /absolute/path/to/image.iso
and if you like/need to, you can fast-blank the disk within the same command by adding the blank=fast argument somewhere in the beginning of that command, like near the 'speed' argument..

NOTE: this all assumes that k3b isn't really '..doing nothing..' but rather is burning a useless frisbee instead

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 10-11-2007 at 02:30 PM. Reason: add NOTE
 
Old 10-11-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jay73 View Post
Are you sure that you haven't got the "simulate" option checked?
lol, i'm not quite that dumb, but you were right to ask the question because that's exactly what it acts like...i'm just convinced k3b is a dirty dirty liar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl View Post
Isn't 'real mode' the same as 'non-simulate'? I think it's not in simulate.

What is the .ISO, like a Linux ISO or something like that? Try with -DAO instead of -TAO, add the proper -PAD spacing, and maybe remove -burnfree, atleast to test.

Try this (adjust as needed for your drive and paths):
Code:
(root)# cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd speed=4 padsize=63s -pad -dao -v -eject /absolute/path/to/image.iso
and if you like/need to, you can fast-blank the disk within the same command by adding the blank=fast argument somewhere in the beginning of that command, like near the 'speed' argument..

NOTE: this all assumes that k3b isn't really '..doing nothing..' but rather is burning a useless frisbee instead
so i tried that, and got the exact same result. see i knew i wasn't competely dumb, i guess my burner is just broken? bleh. thanks for your help guys, but i'm so beat down at this point i'm going to the bar and i don't really care if my machine lights itself on fire while i'm gone
 
  


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