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Re: Unable to write reliably CD-RW's!

Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

G.C.H.M. Verhaag wrote:

 Dear debian-user,

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 J?rg Schill
NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of cdrecord
and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original version.
Please send bug reports and support requests to <cdrtools@packages.debian.org>. 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 would replace the CD-RW device you have. You did not mention what it is.


Hi Hugo,

Well in fact it is shown by the cdrecord -scanbus command; this output is given above! It is A LITE-ON LTR-24102B ver 5S0D.

Well, I don't have a new one at my disposal, and to be honest I would like to understand why it is not working properly. How can I ever trust writing CD's under Linux, when THE tool to use for it, cdrecord, doesn't generate clear error messages! Sorry, but it becomes something like gambling, doesn't it?!

Add to this that I'm a novice when it comes to replacing hardware, and having to reinstall everything again is rather tricky, because I'm unable to make backups of my files on CD, due to the problem of writing CD's.


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