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Old 07-16-2008, 05:12 AM   #1
starwarp2000
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DVD Drive runs constantly when Blank DVD inserted


i installed OpenSolaris 2008.05 on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
After making an ISO of a Data DVD, which worked fine, i inserted a blank DVD-R to burn the ISO to disk. I noticed that the DVD drive justs runs constantly and doesn't stop running until blank disc is removed. When i try to burn the image a popup tells me to insert a blank disc. ??????
I su root and tried altering the drive config, i.e. Burn cd upon blank disc insertion, but this didn't help.
Any ideas? I removed the blank disc and successfully burned it on a Windows XP machine so the media is not to blame.
Any help would be most appreciated.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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Ive had some similar problem. It turned out that my DVD+RW was not formatted. I didnt know how to format the DVD in Solaris, so I formatted it in WinXP with Alcohol120 (a very very good program, you can try it for free). After that, I could burn the DVD in Solaris without problems.

Or, the drive in Solaris machine could be faulty? Do you have dual boot to try under WinXP? Or, try a Linux dist that has live CD to burn?
 
Old 07-17-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Ive had some similar problem. It turned out that my DVD+RW was not formatted. I didnt know how to format the DVD in Solaris, so I formatted it in WinXP with Alcohol120 (a very very good program, you can try it for free). After that, I could burn the DVD in Solaris without problems.

Or, the drive in Solaris machine could be faulty? Do you have dual boot to try under WinXP? Or, try a Linux dist that has live CD to burn?
Thanks kebabbert. I didn't know that you had to format the disc in Solaris before you used it. In Win XP I just burn the disc and it does it on the fly. The drive is ok as it works in Win XP. Anyway i have downloaded Alcohol 120% and will give it a go, thanks for you great input.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 03:21 AM   #4
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I mean that a new disc has to be formatted before the first use. If you have already used the disc, then no formatting should be needed, whether in WinXP or Solaris. Then there is a problem. Solaris can be very picky about SATA drives. Not all SATA drives work with Solaris.
 
  


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