DVD burning problems

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Nov 5 00:03:50 UTC 2004

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 10:49:56AM +1100, Robert Parker wrote:

> On Friday 05 November 2004 07:44, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I do this all the time (it's how I burn Ubuntu test CD images), and it has
> > never behaved this way for me.  The only difference is that I do not use
> > -dvd-compat, but I don't think that should matter.
> It worked when I substituted '/dev/dvd' for '/dev/hdc'.
> /dev/dvd is just a symlink to /dev/hdc so why that made a difference I don't 
> know.

That is very surprising.  Is this behaviour repeatable?  Can you try the two
different command lines in exactly the same environment, one after the
other, and cause the same results?

> > Try right-clicking on the ISO in Nautilus and burning it that way.
> Did try that, and I kind of like the idea for when I'm using the box thru a 
> gui. But, because I'm running each distro in a 5gig partition, when Nautilus 
> trys to copy the iso first up (why the copy?) it complains about lack of room.
> I do have a 40 gig area to share with whatever Linux I boot into so maybe I 
> can persuade Nautilus to use that.

I do not know what copy you are referring to; I write DVDs with Nautilus
almost daily, and it has never made a copy of the .iso as part of the

 - mdz

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