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Old 06-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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k3b write error for dvd's (input/output) error


I'm not sure when it happened but I can no longer burn dvd's. I have the latest version of k3b installed.

Basically when i try to burn a data dvd it shows starting to write disk, then right away goes to flushing cache, followed by "updating rma" Then it fails. Here is the debug output.

K3b Version: 1.0.1

KDE Version: 3.5.7 "release 31.1"
QT Version: 3.3.8
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B 0020 (/dev/hdb, ) [CD-ROM, DVD-ROM] [DVD-ROM, CD-ROM] [None]

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B A117 (/dev/hdd, ) [CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite]
Burned media
DVD-R Sequential

mkisofs print size result: 2240791 (4589139968 bytes)
Pipe throughput: 5978880 bytes read, 5974528 bytes written.

Used versions
mkisofs: 2.1.1a05+ck1,
growisofs: 7.0

Executing 'builtin_dd if=/dev/fd/0 of=/dev/hdd obs=32k seek=0'
/dev/hdd: "Current Write Speed" is 8.2x1352KBps.
0/4589139968 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:?? RBU 100.0% UBU 0.0%
0/4589139968 ( 0.0%) @0x, remaining ??:?? RBU 100.0% UBU 0.0%
:-[ WRITE@LBA=350h failed with SK=4h/ASC=09h/ACQ=01h]: Input/output error
:-( write failed: Input/output error
/dev/hdd: flushing cache
/dev/hdd: updating RMA
/dev/hdd: closing disc

growisofs command:
/usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/hdd=/dev/fd/0 -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=tracksize:2240791 -dvd-compat -speed=8 -overburn -use-the-force-luke=bufsize:32m

I: -input-charset not specified, using UTF-8 (detected in locale settings)
0.02% done, estimate finish Sat Jun 23 19:42:36 2007
0.05% done, estimate finish Sat Jun 23 19:42:36 2007
0.07% done, estimate finish Sat Jun 23 19:42:36 2007
0.09% done, estimate finish Sat Jun 23 19:42:36 2007
0.11% done, estimate finish Sun Jun 24 00:26:19 2007

mkisofs calculate size command:
/usr/bin/mkisofs -gui -graft-points -print-size -quiet -volid The Simpsons - Season 9 -volset -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR (C) 1998-2006 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher -preparer -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bMdMyQb.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bEd7qqb.tmp -joliet -joliet-long -hide-joliet-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bVooF0a.tmp -no-cache-inodes -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bUf2yVa.tmp

mkisofs command:
/usr/bin/mkisofs -gui -graft-points -volid The Simpsons - Season 9 -volset -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR (C) 1998-2006 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher -preparer -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-paradise/k3b71ugtc.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bJPIjwa.tmp -joliet -joliet-long -hide-joliet-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3bjCljgc.tmp -no-cache-inodes -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-paradise/k3ba8dB8b.tmp
Old 06-24-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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You might try using a slower write speed. I have a similar problem with some brands of disks, so will tell them to write at 2x, and they usually work, but there have been a couple of brands that I just gave up on, because I really don't need that many coasters.
Old 06-25-2007, 05:17 PM   #3
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it's not having to do with write speed, after upgrading to a newer k3b version a few months back it no longer worked. I will revert to the old k3b that came on the suse 10.2 dvd and see if that works.
Old 06-27-2007, 02:39 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem, and when I switched to Kwin instead of Beryl as my desktop manager it didn't error. There was a newer version of K3B, and that fixed it. Packman's repository had one that was pre-released, x.x-00 if I recall correctly, that had issues and was never meant to be released, it had too many issues or something like that. Anyway, try the newest version, and even try getting it from the K3B website. It's at least worth a shot.


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