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Old 10-16-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
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Is there a blu ray burner working under Linux ?

To be more precise, is there a blu ray burner working under Linux ?
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Dell is also putting the burner's in there laptops. Since Dell sells Ubuntu Laptops I would imagine that they might be trying to get there burners into there Ubuntu line.
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Blu-Ray for RHEL 5.3

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To be more precise, is there a blu ray burner working under Linux ?
I am jumping in on this thread as I am attempting to locate a BluRay writer that is compatible with RHEL 5.3. Any suggestions.
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re: Blu-Ray for RHEL 5.3 - LG BH08LS20/CentOS issue

I'll jump in on this one too as I'm having a problem with the LG BH08LS20, Rev. 2.00, on CentOS 5.4. It's been in use for a week or so as a backup device running nightly out of cron. I'm creating a 3+GB iso image, then burning it to the disk with:

/usr/bin/growisofs -use-the-force-luke=tty -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0=img.iso

After the burn step the script tries to mount the disk and write the output of "df -vh" and "ls -alF /mnt/dvd" to the log file. The mount step fails, however, giving the impresssion in the email of the log file that the backup failed. I remote in and check it when this happens, and find that the iso image was created and the image successfully burned to the disk, but the mount obviously failed. I've tried inserting a sleep command (5 minutes) after the burn step, and running "fuser -vk" on both the device name and the mount point before the mount step. Nothing's worked so far.

This error message gets written out from the burn step after the "/dev/scd0: closing session" message"

:-[ CLOSE SESSION failed with SK=5h/ASC-24h/ACQ=00h]: Input/output error

My next step is to pull the reporting function from the backup script and run the reporting stuff out of cron an hour after the backup job (which so far takes around 7 minutes).

If that works I'll stop digging into this, but I'm relating my experience in case it will help anyone - and also in hopes that someone will read it and have an "AHA" reaction that points to a solution...
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I do not recommend wasting your money on Blu-Ray writers because they are a waste. Hard drives are better and they last longer with a better chance of getting back the data if the drive is corrupted.

If you insist of getting a Blu-Ray drive, I recommend do not get any drives from LG. They have the worst firmware and their compatibility with storage controllers are poor. I suggest ASUS or Plextor. Sure ASUS and Plextor optical drives are more expensive, but they soon show their quality when you actually use them.
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