K3B - how to burn an ISO-CD without errors?

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 13:01:05 UTC 2009

2009/1/13 Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com>:
> Dear Eberhard and everybody
>> before you bin the drive, you might take a look at your phsical burner
>> setup. If your burner is SATA, just forget about it.
> The two (80 and 160 GB) harddisks I have in my HP Pavilion t3240, are
> 'SATA'. However, the list of specifications of my machine does not
> clarify whether the burner is 'IDE' or 'SATA'. That list can be found
> online via this link:
> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00517811&lc=en&dlc=sv&cc=se&product=1148443&lang=sv
> Is there another way to find out whether this burner is 'IDE' or 'SATA'?
> With respect to my CD/DVD burner, this has been written on the
> specifications list:

I presume SATA, since you wrote:
The 'mess' I talked about in my previous message, consisted of a whole
bunch of error messages, quickly rolling over a black screen. The most
frequently observed kind of message was like this:
[ 2369.165361] Buffer i/o error on device sr0,  logical block 843904.
Via another user group, it has become clear to me that 'sr0' refers to
the CD ROM.
An IDE cdrom is /dev/hdb (or even hda), while s SCSI and SATA is
/dev/sda (SCSI Disk) or sr0 (SCSI Rom).
But you could also open the box and look at the data cable. If it's
flat, it's an IDE. If it's not flat (and in my case red coloured) it's

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