Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2008, 04:00 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
burning DVD from console ... help, I can't figure out what is wrong


I am trying to make a data DVD iso image and burn it from console.
I have made the image with mkisofs (genisoimage that is) like:

# mkisofs -r -J -o theimagefile.iso some_path

I have no problems mounting and using the image:

# mount -o loop theimagefile.iso /media/cdrom
# ls -l /media/cdrom

[all files are listed]

When I try to burn the image on DVD:
# growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=theimagefile.iso

everything ends well with no error.
However when I try to mount the DVD I get:

# mount /media/cdrom0/
mount: block device /dev/hda is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

So I follow the instructions:
# dmesg | tail
[122667.021890] hda: rw=0, want=7011976, limit=4
[122667.021908] attempt to access beyond end of device
[122667.021924] hda: rw=0, want=1252, limit=4
[122667.021942] attempt to access beyond end of device
[122667.021957] hda: rw=0, want=1028, limit=4
[122667.021973] UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
[122667.032490] attempt to access beyond end of device
[122667.032512] hda: rw=0, want=68, limit=4
[122667.032530] isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=hda, iso_blknum=16, block=16
[122667.065016] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!

I have tried several mkisofs and growisofs options (like -dvd-compat) but always ended the same.
I have tried to burn the image on DVD with K3D but nothing have changed (I guess it is the iso image that is not formated well)

Here is also the results from dvd+rw-mediainfo tool:
# dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
[some hardware infos ...]
Disc status: appendable
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: incomplete
"Next" Track: 1
Number of Tracks: 1
Track State: incomplete incremental
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Next Writable Address: 2137040*2KB
Free Blocks: 160848*2KB
Track Size: 2297888*2KB
Last Recorded Address: 2137023*2KB

Any idea why the track is incomplete ?
The image I am trying to burn is ~ 4GB in size and I am using regular 4.7 GB DVDs
Also have tried to read the disc under Mac and Windows but without success.


P.S. here is my fstab entry:
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
Old 09-04-2008, 06:03 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ok I have managed to create an ISO image burn it and mount the burned DVD
To do this I have renamed the files using very short names (before there were some really long filenames).

But is there some option that could worn for long filenames ... or auto change the long filenames into shorter one ?
since some of the files could have descriptive names that could be huge (bigger then Joliet and Rock ridge formats)



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I can't figure out what is wrong with this code-its a calculator written in c AceofSpades19 Programming 17 03-04-2007 02:52 AM
Simple script with here document. Can't figure out what's wrong. frankie_DJ Programming 3 10-03-2006 12:50 AM
burning divx/xvid to dvd for play on standalone dvd player blanny Linux - General 0 12-30-2005 10:29 PM
Can't figure out DISPLAY and GUI apps from remote console. bkeating Linux - Newbie 1 04-29-2004 03:18 PM
I can't figure out how to get my DVD mounted! wilsonpa Linux - Hardware 14 11-10-2003 10:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration