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

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Tue Jan 13 14:34:03 UTC 2009

Ulrich GrĂ¼n wrote:
> 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

My "red" SATA cable's are flat while I have round IDE cables going to 
the CD/DVD drives. The single IDE hard drive I have still uses the old 
flat cable. The new round IDE cables are really nice because they make 
cabling within the box much easier to get around.

Perhaps a better way to look at it is the IDE cables have flat 
connectors that are nearly two (2) inches wide while the SATA cables 
connectors are about half 1/2 inch wide [ smaller than the power plug ].

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