Re: growisofs problem with non +RW media on Samsung TS-542A
I'm running debian/unstable with a 126.96.36.199 kernel and growisofs
188.8.131.52.8-1. The machine has a Samsung TS-542A. growisofs works
fine for DVD+RW media but refuses to do anything with DVD-R or DVD-RW
media with a 'Wrong medium type' error.
black:/home/mal# dvd+rw-format -blank /dev/hda
* DVD\uffffRW/-RAM format utility by <firstname.lastname@example.org>, version 4.10.
* 4.7GB DVD-RW media in Sequential mode detected.
* blanking .:-[ PERFORM OPC failed with SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=02h]: Wrong medium type
black:/home/mal# growisofs -dvd-video -Z /dev/hda=ocean.img
Executing 'builtin_dd if=ocean.img of=/dev/hda obs=32k seek=0'
:-[ PERFORM OPC failed with SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=02h]: Wrong medium type
black:/home/mal# dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/hda
INQUIRY: [TSSTcorp][CD/DVDW TS-H542A][TS01]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 14h, DVD-RW Sequential
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
Media Book Type: 32h, DVD-RW book [revision 2]
Legacy lead-out at: 16424665*2KB=33637713920
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
This is formally impossible state, blank DVD-RW in Sequential mode with
lead-out at less than 4.7GB. Was it written before? If yes, then you
should know that Sequential mode requires blanking procedure to be
applied before you can re-use media. Alternative is to format for
Restricted Overwrite with dvd+rw-format -force in which case it will act
more like DVD+RW. If media wasn't written before that it's simply not
recognized by your firmware and you should either upgrade or switch to
another media brand.
For the reference. I have received a problem report from another
TS-H542A/TS03 user claiming that growisofs fails to start DVD+R
recording with ":-( none Mode 1 track" error message. It's TSSTcorp
firmware glitch which will be worked around in upcoming dvd+rw-tools