Re: No supported write modes with LG GSA-H62N SATA DVD+RW
"Joe MacDonald" <email@example.com> wrote:
> In short, though, burning with cdrecord works (I think as expected) in
> Windows, which I think everyone can already guess from the exchanges on the
> Either way, it doesn't work in linux so doing backups to DVDs (which is
> generally how I like doing my backups) becomes a pain, to say the least, if
> I have to backup my ext3 partition data from Windows. So I'm pretty
> motivated to see this one through. And buying an add-on SATA controller is
> my last resort since that benefits no one but me. :-)
If this is important for you and if someone could confirm that there is no
problem with a different controller, it may make sense to spend ~ 20 Euro for
a new controller.
> That was the list of steps you sent yesterday? I was focused on Jörg's
> suggestions since my preference is to continue using what I know (that would
> be cdrecord) but I'm all for gathering as much data as I can before I try to
> approach SCSI and/or SATA developers.
I would also like to see that this is carried to the driver developers.
> Will do. My preference at this point would be to do it somewhere like the
> Ubuntu bug tracker, but that will complicate things slightly since Ubuntu
> ships wodim and most of my testing has been post-wodim-removal. But we'll
> see how that goes. I had remarkable success there before when I brought up
> alsa problems.
Ubuntu is currently on a move back to cdrtools. This may take a while because
there is still a lot of FUD against cdrtools that claims there is a license
problem in cdrtools. If it would be sufficient, that Eben Moglen (law professor)
confirmed that what's done in cdrtools is perfectly OK and that not a single
lawyer confirmed the strange claims from the few Debian maintainers that
attacked the cdrtools project, things would be easy. Unfortunately the FUD
from these Debian maintainers was very effective and it takes long discussions
to convince the related people.
Here is the current state of what is expected to appear in the free extensions
for Ubuntu hopefully soon.
This happened after I checked all Ubuntu bug reports against "cdrtools" which
currently really is wodim. It turned out that all bug reports that are really
related to the recording software (and not to the Linux kernel or other external
problems) are specific to the "cdrkit" package and cannot be found in cdrtools.
As wodim is unmaintained and as all packet related bugs disappear after upgrading
to cdrtools, it will help many people that have become victims of the incident
that has been initiated by few Debian maintainers.
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