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Old 11-21-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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External USB CD/DVD writer is detected, but can't write


I recently bought an external CD/DVD writer (Sony) brand new. I switch it on and linux detects it fine. In fact, KDE even automounts it and I can read CDs and DVDs fine as well.

However, writing is another issue... neither cCDRoast or K3B works (I use the Fedora Core 2 internal rpm for K3B by the way), so I'm wondering if there's something else I should try.

The drive works beautifully under Windoze, I might add. Thanks for your help in advance...

I'm using FC2, not RH9 as my profile will indicate... I will change it now.
Old 11-21-2004, 06:49 PM   #2
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What kinds of error messages are you getting? Are you using good quality media? In your fstab file, have you specified that it gets mounted as Read-Only? -- J.W.
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See if you can write disks as root. If you can it's a permissions problem. I had a similar problem with my scanner and had to change the permissions on it to be able to use it.
Old 11-21-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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I'm not on a Linux system at the moment, but xCDRoast detected the writer, and gave me Error 500 (I believe). I'm not on a Linux system right now (Windoze at work, unfortunately), but will double check.

The Error 500 was given by the cdrecord command. I tried to burn as root, but the same error occured. As a non-root user, K3b wouldn't even begin to start writing...

I'll check the /etc/fstab and see what it says.



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