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Old 01-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Problem burning DVD with Fedora + Intel DH67CL + LG GH24NS70

I've been struggling with this problems for months and wasted maybe 50 DVD...

Burning DVD with the hardware config below is very difficult. Sometimes it succeeds, often it fails.
Here is the hardware config:
Intel CPU I5-2500K
Intel Motherboard DH67CLB3 (Sandybridge, with the latest firmware : 0132).
LG Burner GH24NS70 with the latest firmware GN01-06
RITEKF1 blank DVD (brand Memorex and TDK).

I've successfully burned many DVD on the hardware config below:
Pentium +(Windows XP)
LG Burner GH24NS70 with the latest firmware GN01-06
RITEKF1 blank DVD (brand Memorex and TDK).

So because the blanks DVD and the burner worked well on the pentium +Windows XP machine, I ruled out a problem with either the burner or the blanks.

I've installed many operating systems on my DH67CL motherboard. Namely : Fedora 15 (64 bits), Fedora 16 (64 bits) , Ubuntu (32 and 64 bits) even Windows 7 ! I've used many different softwares to try to burn DVD. Namely : cdrecord, k3b, brasero, nero4linux, imgburn. They all have a very low success rate burning DVD. Approximate success rate might be one successful burn out of 5 ! (I wasted 4 DVD each time I burn one).

I changed the sata cable but it didn't help. I tried plugging the burner in different sata plugs on the motherboard but it didn't help.

So knowing all that, I come to the conclusion that I have a problem with the motherboard. Or at least the motherboard and the burner don't get along very well.

Because it is a multiplatform problem (same problem on Win 7 and Linux), I don't expect anyone to fix this problem except maybe intel people...

My system (DH67CL) otherwise works fine. I can read DVD and CD. The video is ok and I can even burn CD ! Well I didn't burn a lot of them, maybe five, but they were all successful.

I thought my experience could help others...

Errors reported by the different burning tools are similar, here is what cdrecord says :
Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 3.01a06 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu) Copyright
(C) 1995-2011 Joerg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '/dev/sr0'
devname: '/dev/sr0'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'.
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
SCSI buffer size: 64512
atapi: 1
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identifikation : 'DVDRAM GH24NS70 '
Revision : 'GN01'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM.
Current: DVD-R sequential recording
Profile: DVD-RAM
Profile: DVD-R sequential recording (current)
Profile: DVD-R/DL sequential recording
Profile: DVD-R/DL layer jump recording
Profile: DVD-RW sequential recording
Profile: DVD-RW restricted overwrite
Profile: DVD+RW
Profile: DVD+R
Profile: DVD+R/DL
Profile: DVD-ROM
Profile: CD-R
Profile: CD-RW
Profile: CD-ROM
Profile: Removable Disk
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc-2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM driver (mmc_dvd).
Supported modes: PACKET SAO LAYER_JUMP
Drive buf size : 1114112 = 1088 KB
Drive pbuf size: 1966080 = 1920 KB
cdrecord: Warning: DMA resid 0 for 'read buffer', actual data is too short.
cdrecord: Warning: The DMA speed test has been skipped.
FIFO size : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data 4363 MB
Total size: 4363 MB = 2234036 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
Total power on hours: 0
Blocks total: 2298496 Blocks current: 2298496 Blocks remaining: 64460
Reducing transfer size from 64512 to 32768 bytes.
Starting to write CD/DVD/BD at speed 8 in real SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write 0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
BURN-Free is ON.
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 0 of 4363 MB written.cdrecord: Erreur d'entrée/sortie.
write_g1: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 32 38 03 0C 73 04 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x73 Qual 0x04 (program memory area update failure) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 28.316s timeout 200s
Here is what Imgburn says:
Device[2:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM
GH24NS70 GN01 (D (SATA)
scsiStatus : 0x02
Interpretation : Check Condition
CDB : 2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00
Interpretation : write(10)-Sector : 0-31
Sense area : 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 32 38 03 0C 73 04 00 00 00 00
Interpretation : Program Memory Area Update Failure

Last edited by valleep; 01-08-2012 at 07:41 PM.
Old 01-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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If you're willing to potentially waste another DVD, try burining at a slower speed. I've also found K3b to be the most reliable front-end for burning (I tend to mess up the parameters to cdrecord all to often when trying to burn from the cli), althugh gnomebaker has been working for me for a while now.
Old 01-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Eureka ! I found the problem ! I just burned 11 DVD in a row without a failure ! I've never done that before on this system. So I consider the problem solved... Hey you might ask : "What was the problem ?"

It took me 3 days to figure it out....

It was a power supply problem !!! Actually, it is a conjunction of a power supply providing a +12 Volt a bit too high and a burner that is too sensitive to the value its 12 V supply (Intel control tools measured 12.4 V, I measured 12.34 V with my voltmeter). The power supply is a coolpower RS-500-PSAR. And the burner is a LG GH24NS70. I think that maybe all LG burner GH24NS70 (and maybe its lightscribe capable cousin GH24LS70) are kind of sensitive to the +12 V. I say that because I have two LG GH24NS70 burners and they behave the same way. As for the power supply, I can't tell. I have only one.

I found another power-supply. I measured its +12V at +12.15 V. Then I tried burning. I successfully burned 11 DVD in a row !

Yes !

Case closed.

P.S. I know, it's hard to believe. But of all the things that I've tried in the last 3 days, only changing the power supply made a difference...And a huge difference !
Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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yup it might be due to the loose contact of power cable......
i do occurred to have the same problem

and since your problem is solved i think you dont need any further advice haah


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