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Old 07-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Can't copy DVD with dd, Input/output error

kevin@orangebox:~$ dd if=/dev/dvd of=~/Videos/backup.iso bs=2048 count=4169919
dd: reading `/dev/dvd': Input/output error
191160+0 records in
191160+0 records out
391495680 bytes (391 MB) copied, 154.38 s, 2.5 MB/s
Old 07-14-2010, 01:17 AM   #2
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Sorry, your DVD is broken, there is little you can do about it except clean it and try again or buy some of these DVD repair toolkit.
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Sometimes tools like dd_descue help by repeatedly reading the same place (also their seeks slow down the drive, which also helps sometimes). Also, some slower readers of a few year's age may be better at reading disks with medium damage. But generally yes, physical damage to disk does happen and it often means completely lost sectors.
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Using Brasero works just fine though, I don't understand why this wouldn't work.
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I don't think you need the "count"---ie dd will just go until there is no more data in the input file.

Try it several times---if it always stops in the same place, then it is probably a bad DVD. If it does something **different** each time, then the DVD reader is suspect. Try cleaning the reader and/or try the disk in a different reader.

Using Brasero works just fine though
What were you doing with Brasero?


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