Re: Can't format / blank dvd-rw
> Reading the dvd-rw page though
> (http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/-RW/) I thought I liked the
> sound of Restricted Overwrite mode so I ran the command
> dvd+rw-format /dev/hdc
> The format apparently went fine with no errors. However no when I try to
> write anything to the disk I get
> Executing 'mkisofs -r -J stuff.mp3 | builtin_dd of=/dev/hdc obs=32k seek=0'
> :-( track is formatted for fixed packet size
This reminds me very much case with SONY unit [equipped with earlier
firmware] and Princo media, which is indirectly mentioned on -RW page as
following: "... [poor media support by unit firmware manifests itself]
in bizarre ways... DVD-RW media might [reportedly] perform as write-once
or maybe twice or three times... [etc]."
> INQUIRY: [PIONEER ][DVD-RW DVR-106D][1.08]
> GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
> Mounted Media: 14h, DVD-RW Sequential
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ After dvd+rw-format you
should have observed "DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite" here. And the fact
that you've observed ":-( track is formatted for fixed packet size"
error message means that formatted procedure succeeded in some degree,
because "Restricted Overwrite" does *imply* fixed packet size. So media
appears to be screwed up in bizarre way....
> Media ID: ProdiscDVDRW
... therefore I would strongly recommed to try another media brand
before drawing final conclusions. There also it a possibility that it
was media defect on that particular disc. Did you try one or several