DVD+R DL writing failed
I have a NEC ND-3500AG which is supposed to support writing DL DVDs. I am
trying to use the dvd+rw-tools as packaged in Fedora Core 3, that is:
dvd+rw-tools-126.96.36.199.8 with an 'open-exclusive' patch. It burns DVD+-R(W)
without a problem.
When it comes to DVD+R DL I encounter the following problem:
Executing 'mkisofs -udf /home/mmb/media/dvd_image | builtin_dd of=/dev/dvd
:-? L0 Data Zone Capacity is set already
/dev/dvd: "Current Write Speed" is 1.0x1385KBps.
:-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=05h]: Wrong medium type
:-( media is not formatted or unsupported.
:-( write failed: Wrong medium type
The message about L0 is probably due to the several retries on the same
media, however the most curious message is ":-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with
SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=05h]: Wrong medium type". I looked in the keys.txt file for
the code 05 30 05, but it wasn't there. The closest match is:
"2 30 05 CANNOT WRITE MEDIUM - INCOMPATIBLE FORMAT".
However, this shouldn't be the case. The front panel of the writer
advertises that is supports DVD+R DLs.
I paste here the output of the dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd
INQUIRY: [_NEC ][DVD_RW ND-3500AG][2.16]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 2Bh, DVD+R Double Layer
Media ID: RITEK/D01
Current Write Speed: 6.1x1385=8467KB/s
Write Speed #0: 6.1x1385=8467KB/s
Write Speed #1: 5.1x1385=7056KB/s
Write Speed #2: 4.1x1385=5645KB/s
Write Speed #3: 3.1x1385=4234KB/s
Write Speed #4: 2.0x1385=2822KB/s
Write Speed #5: 1.0x1385=1411KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
Write Performance: 1.0x1385=1385KB/s@[0 -> 3994816]
:-( empty GET PERFORMACE descriptor
DVD+R DOUBLE LAYER BOUNDARY INFORMATION:
L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1997408*2KB, can no longer be set
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 0*2KB
Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
Free Blocks: 3994816*2KB
Track Size: 3994816*2KB
ROM Compatibility LBA: 262144
READ CAPACITY: 1*2048=2048
The drive is an IDE drive. The kernel is 188.8.131.52. No suspect messages were
to be found the kernel logs.
What does the error actually mean? Is there anything I can do? Is it
possible to write DLs on that drive? Is it an unsupported drive type?