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Old 11-07-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
Dutch3
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K3B help


Hi

I'm using k3b 0.11.14 on KDE 3.2. (Mandrake 10.1CE) and I've got an ISO on my root partition, which I've burnt onto DVD using k3b.

Before I try to install from the DVD, I want to save the 4Gig+ iso onto a DVD just in case!

The problem is that I keep trying to burn a new DVD data project to save the iso but k3b does not burn the file. The iso folder contents have a padlock sign on the logo inside the project window. I've changed permissions for the folder and files but this is still the case. So far I've burned 2 coasters trying to save the iso file!

There's not enough space on any other partition.

What I can't understand is that I burnt the iso image onto a DVD successfully....?!

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Dutch
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
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Hi,

What actually happens when you try to burn the file - do you receive any error messages?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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No - it goes through the process list, gets to burn speed (the same speed as when it burned the iso to a DVD), then goes to flushing the cache and successful message! About a fifth of the blank DVD disk has been written on, even though there was no activity on the progress bar.

Same for the latest version of k3b.

I've even tried putting an ordinary file (both root and user files) into the project window, but k3b puts a padlock on anything that goes into data DVD project, so I cant burn >any< data files onto the DVD?!

Dutch
 
Old 11-07-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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Hi,

OK, I've had a similar problem when burning CD images... I'm not at all sure about DVDs, but the following might shed some light on things...

I found that it was down to the default burning app chosen by K3B, which can be changed -

Go to settings -> configure k3b. On the panel that appears, under 'writing', click on the 'advanced' tab and check the 'select writing application manually' box. Apply the changes. Now when burning, you should be able to choose which app to use, experimenting until you find the one which works. I found that for iso images, cdrdao worked for CDs.

It's probably also a good idea to check the 'simulate' box in the burn options panel when experimenting, that way you should guard against producing more beer mats (of which I've also made plenty!!!)
 
  


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