CD Burning woes: pulling my already sparse hair out...
ulrich at barfuss-jerusalem.org
Wed Oct 26 19:28:42 UTC 2005
Am Mittwoch, den 26.10.2005, 19:35 +0200 schrieb Niki Kovacs:
> I'm an ex-Slacker (100% GNU/Linux since 2001) recently converted to
> Ubuntu. I like that distro, though there's one annoying (and severe) bug
> in Breezy that's a real PITA: burning.
> I installed Breezy in "expert" mode and gave "-d1" as disk parameter
> during install. hdparm /dev/hdc gives this:
> IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
> unmaskirq = 0 (off)
> using_dma = 1 (on)
> keepsettings = 0 (off)
> readonly = 0 (off)
> readahead = 256 (on)
> HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
> So I *think* dma is on, wouldn't you? But then, here's the output of
> # cdrecord -scanbus dev=ATAPI
> Cdrecord-Clone 2.01.01a01 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2004
> Joerg Schilling
> NOTE: this version of cdrecord is an inofficial (modified) release of
> and thus may have bugs that are not present in the original
> Please send bug reports and support requests to
> <cdrtools at packages.debian.org>.
> The original author should not be bothered with problems of this
> cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.12-9-386
> cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
> cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or
> scsidev: 'ATAPI'
> devname: 'ATAPI'
> scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
> Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
> Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be
> Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.
> Using libscg version 'ubuntu-0.8ubuntu1'.
> cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg (ubuntu-0.8ubuntu1
> '@(#)scsitransp.c 1.91 04/06/17 Copyright 1988,1995,2000-2004 J.
> 0,0,0 0) 'DVDRW ' 'DRW-1S45 ' 'GBG3' Removable
> 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) *
> So? To -d1 or not to -d1, may I ask most Hamlet-like...
must be something else, cause i also get this message and burning works
like a charm here. the only differnces:
hdparm /dev/hdc (my cd/dvd-burner)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
so i think you should have a look at /etc/hdparm.conf. maybe when
choosing expert-mode ubuntu doesent set up all things like it does in
> Why I tried this? Because all (!) GUI apps for burning (Gnomebaker,
> Graveman, Nautilus, K3B) bug, freeze, or burn painfully slow.
> Thought this was a problem of IDE controller not being compiled into the
> kernel, so I grabbed some recent 2.6.12 sources, configured them from
> defconfig and hard-included only what lspci and dmesg told me to
> include. Rebooted on the new minimal kernel, no way, still a whole mess
> with burning.
> Now I'm clueless. BTW, I migrated to Ubuntu because of the ease of
> administration. Slack is somewhat hard to administer, but _everything_
> works (included 40x-burning). Never a coaster with K3B... (sigh).
that is why i just pressed enter while installing, cause easy of use is
not expert-mode ;)
> Suggestions _very_ welcome, because I've started to like this otherwise
> perfect-looking distro.
> Niki Kovacs
> PS: Ubuntu server A-OK. Easy to maintain, so this one will stay for
hope this helps
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