Re: Unable to write reliably CD-RW's!
G.C.H.M. Verhaag wrote:
As a Linux user I experience serious trouble writing CD-RW's. Let me
give some insight info regarding my system (Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 "Sarge"
rev0a (kernel 2.4.27)):
The command 'cdrecord -v -scanbus' yields the following output:
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of
and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
Please send bug reports and support requests to
The original author should not be bothered with problems of this version.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
0,0,0 0) 'LITE-ON ' 'LTR-24102B ' '5S0D' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
I use the following CD-RW's: Philips 700MB (80minutes) 1-4x
I've used eight of these CD's and, only ONE could be read on both the
CD-writer and seperate CD-ROM unit on the system that was used to
actually burn the CD.
On another e.g. standalone Linux-based system (Debian "Woody") the mount
of the CD's fails and gives the following well-known message:
Drivemount command failed. "mount /cdrom 2>&1" reported: mount: wrong fs
type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/cdrom, or too many mounted file
I've tried to blank (-blank=all) several of them completely using
cdrecord. Reburning these CD-RW while using both 'cdrecord' on-the-fly
with mkisofs and seperate by first building the iso-image always fails,
without any hints from cdrecord! I re/write/blank the CD's with
-speed=2! While burning only GNOME is running on my system, and of
course an x-window to run the cdrecord-command from.
By the way, I use grub as boot-loader. In the file /boot/grub/menu.lst I
added hdc=scsi at the end of the following line:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro
Should that perhaps be hdc=ide-scsi?
I'm quite desperate when it comes to burning CD's on my system. Please
can anybody assist in tackling this problem? Thanks.
I would replace the CD-RW device you have. You did not mention what it is.