Re: dvdrtools and dvd+rw-tools problems and suggestions
Andy Polyakov wrote:
After spending some time with Google, I decided my best bet was to try
growisofs from the dvd+rw-tools package. Unfortunately, this quit with
a "Not an MMC unit" error...which baffled me since my DVR-A04 is among
the drives listed as MMC compliant on the dvd+rw-tools homepage.
Please keep in mind that most of information appearing on dvd+rw-tools
page regarding particular model support is based on user feedback.
DVR-A04 was reported by somebody as working [after DVR-A05 actually].
Is that the same unit as the
Vendor: PIONEER Model: DVD-RW DVR-104 Rev: 1.40
if memory serves. I no longer have my actual A04 unit, it got
"redeployed" in the test process, but I thought that this was
essentially the same unit. My "real A04" did work, using ide-scsi under
2.4.2x Linux kernels.
2) The dvd+rw-tools homepage should mention the "Not an MMC unit" error
text somewhere and suggest a firmware upgrade as a possible
I imagine most people have newer drives and won't run into this
but it really should be mentioned somewhere for the benefit of people
like me who actually do run afoul of it.
Well, I personally didn't even believe that there ever were non-MMC
compliant DVD units out there. "Not an MMC unit" was expected to
appear with e.g. CD-R units. I can drop a note to "hardware
compatibility notes" page... A.
Firmware issues rather than hardware? Anyone else have one of these?
bill davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979