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Old 03-24-2005, 06:10 AM   #1
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LG DVD+-RW/RAM won't mount after writing DVD (growisofs/k3b)

Hey all,

I have an external firewire LG GSA-4160B DVD+-RW/RAM/DL burner connected to my Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop. It works fine and burns just about any disk I can get my hands on.

The trouble is after I burn a DVD (successfully or otherwise), the drive keeps the disk and I have to force an eject. After this, when I try to mount a DVD I recieve the error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scd0, or too many mounted file systems

After a system reboot I am able to mount the DVD's fine until another burn.

I tried updating udev which solved a problem with K3b not detecting my two CD/DVD drives at the same time, but it did not solve this one.

Does anyone know what could be causing the problem? Or how to fix it? If anyone has the same problem - please describe your hardware and software.

My system is:
- Dell Inspiron 8200
- Pentium 4 M 1600MHz
- 256MB RAM
- 60GB Seagate UATA HDD
- Samsung CDRW/DVD Combo drive (SCSI emulated)
- firewire LG GSA-4160B DVD+-RW/RAM/DL

My software is:
- Fedora Core 3
- dvd+rw-tools
- udev 0.50-9
- k3b 0.11.14-2

fstab is:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=/documents /documents ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrecorder1 auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
Old 03-25-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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I had similar problems with my LG GSA-4120B, which is the same drive as yours except 8x speed rather than 16x: see my HCL article.

Short answer: try cdrecord-prodvd. It's free, but not Free, software, from the author of cdrecord. It's worked for me flawlessly with generic DVD-R media.

I've never had problems with DVD-RAM (Memorex at $9 Cdn per disc). The only software you need for DVD-RAM is mkfs to format it; then it becomes a gigantic floppy.


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