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

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Jan 13 22:22:13 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 13 January 2009, Billie Walsh wrote:
>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=s
>>>v&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
>> SATA.
>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.
Which is nice for air flow, but the round cable is purposely shorter cuz its 
hell on signal integrity.  I have used a couple of them, for a week or two, 
but I always wind up putting an 80 wire flat cable in.

>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 ].
>Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

Cheers, Gene
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