Re: growisofs vs. LG GSA4040B: unable to CLOSE SESSION (5h/72h/03h):Input/output error
| > | > /dev/scd0: closing session
| > | > :-( unable to CLOSE SESSION (5h/72h/03h): Input/output error
I wonder if we can get the manufacturer to fix this. After all, they
do release upgraded firmware once in a while (even if the user needs
MS Windows to update the drive's firmware).
Can you point at a standard and say that this LG drive is violating it?
As you put it yourself it's a "forgivable flaw." But the emphasis is on
"forgive," rather than of "flaw." Specification essentially says
"functionality *may* be limited in test write mode." To be aware of it
and dismissing the error is probably the most sensible thing one can do.
| > I find the undocumented growisofs -use-the-force-luke flag intriguing.
Here is a bit of placeholder documentation. Would you consider
I'm not confident that the description of -o is accurate.
-o is documented as "you may not use -o." -prev-session,
-cdrecord-params and -dvd-video are effectively documented as
"<mkisofs-options>." -dry-run, -dvd-compat and -overburn are explicitly
documented. -zero-session is just a long alternative to -Z. -poor-man
[as well as -# if you wish] is [are] deprecated, while -help and
-version are too obvious. -use-the-force-luke is the *only* one worth
mentioning... Other users are hereby welcomed to vote if this option
should be explicitly documented in one of upcoming updates.
Suppress "FATAL: /dev/dvd already carries isofs!" condition.
Engage "Test Write" mode defined for DVD-R and DVD-RW Sequential.
Don't reload tray on platforms which require reload. Recording may
appear corrupt till the tray is reloaded by other means.
Suppress mkisofs progress indicator and replace it with growisofs
internal progress indicator. "moi" is French for "me."
Engage DAO mode defined for DVD-R and DVD-RW Sequential, optionally
specify tracksize. The latter might be required for copying multi-format
or bootable media mastered with program other than mkisofs.
+.BI \-use\-the\-force\-luke=dao[[:|=] daosize ]
Alternative way to specify tracksize for DAO recording, see above.
Perform recording at seek offset. Effective in DVD+RW and DVD-RW
Restricted Overwrite context and is suitable for performing unformatted
real-time stream recordings. Try it with -dry-run and examine
"builtin_dd command line." A.