Re: How to identify the DVD device for recording data
On Wednesday 04 May 2005 22:58, Graham Freeman wrote:
> I am trying to use growisofs to backup data to DVD-R on my Fedora FC3
> IBM ThinkCentre machine, running Gnome. I have successfully used
> cdrecord with the command
> mkisofs -hide-joliet-trans-tbl -R -d -allow-leading-dots -l . |
> cdrecord -dev=/dev/hdc -v --eject -
> to record to CD-Rs.
> When I try
> growisofs -J -R -Z /dev/hdc -speed=2 -graft-points /src=/src
> /local=/home/usr/local /etc=/etc
> as root, I get the response
> :-( /dev/hdc: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 0
It looks like /dev/hdc should be the correct device name for growisofs from
what I read of the info provided.
Are you sure this drive will burn DVD's and not just read them? With the
device name provided I was not able to dig up much in the way of technical
specs so I assume it is an OEM type of BIOS ID model number.
If growisofs is installed, you might also try the following with the blank
DVD-R installed in the drive;
This should report the capabilities and recording speed, etc. that the
drive reports to the inquiry. If it does not list any recording speeds
available, then most likely it is not a DVD burner, just a CDR/CDRW burner
and DVD reader combo drive that are very common as well. Please verify
the specs on the drive.
Below this is a beginning sample of the output from the above command for a
4X DVD-R media on one of my drives.
INQUIRY: [SONY ][DVD RW DW-U14A ][1.0d]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
Current Write Speed: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #0: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #1: 2.0x1385=2770KB/s
Write Speed #2: 1.0x1385=1385KB/s
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2298495 R@2.0x1385=2770KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2298495 R@2.0x1385=2770KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/2298495 R@2.0x1385=2770KB/s W@1.0x1385=1385KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
Media Book Type: 25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
Legacy lead-out at: 2298496*2KB=4707319808
As you can see from above that the output reports the read and write
speeds, the media type, and capacity.
Hope it is some help,