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Re: How to tell if mounted media is CD-R, CD-RW or CD-ROM?


> > Looks like Joerg is not amused by some bug-or-feature of
> > your Linux.
> Take out the "your" part :-)

Ok. Neither mine nor yours.

> I made all tests with stock 2.4.32 kernel.org kernel.
> Now I booted the latest RHEL3 (2.4 based) kernel and it has the very same issue.
> With kernel it does work, that is it prints "is erasable",
> even if before the string
> "ATIP info from disk"
> I get 100 lines from cdrecord with
> resid: 61752
> ...
> the number 61752 is always the same.
> So it seems this is a problem with kernel < 2.6.

I use a (more or less vanilla) SuSE 9.0 with kernel 2.4.21.
No such problems with self compiled
  Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a04 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2006 Jörg Schilling
or binary downloaded
  Cdrecord-ProDVD-Clone 2.01.01b03 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2006 Jörg Schilling

The fact that two different writers on different busses
show the same illness indicates that there is some
central problem with that particular computer system.
A bad kernel version is quite improbable by now.
Does the system show any other glitches ?

Have a nice day :)


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