cdrecord: OPC failed

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at
Fri Jun 9 13:05:24 UTC 2006

Hi All,

I had no problem with K3b in Breezy. In Dapper (both Kubuntu and MEPIS 6.0) 
however K3b does not burn CD. Actually cdrecord doesn't burn CD. Here is what 
I have:

root at 3[lalo]# cdrecord -v -eject driveropts=burnfree 
dev=/dev/hdc /home/lalo/DOC/Debian/SimplyMEPIS_6.0-beta5_i386.iso
scsidev: '/dev/hdc'
devname: '/dev/hdc'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Warning: Open by 'devname' is unintentional and not supported.
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Using libscg version 'debian-0.8debian2'.
cdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg 
(debian-0.8debian2 '@(#)scsitransp.c      1.91 04/06/17 Copyright 
1988,1995,2000-2004 J. Schilling').
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
SCSI buffer size: 64512
atapi: 1
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 0
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   :
Vendor_info    : 'QSI     '
Identifikation : 'CDRW/DVD SBW242B'
Revision       : 'UK53'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
Current: 0x0009
Profile: 0x0010
Profile: 0x0008
Profile: 0x0009 (current)
Profile: 0x000A
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1959936 = 1914 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data   688 MB
Total size:      791 MB (78:23.08) = 352731 sectors
Lout start:      791 MB (78:25/06) = 352731 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 5
  Is not unrestricted
  Is not erasable
  Disk sub type: Medium Type B, low Beta category (B-) (4)
  ATIP start of lead in:  -11933 (97:22/67)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
Disk type:    Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 43
Manufacturer: Acer Media Technology, Inc.
Blocks total: 359849 Blocks current: 359849 Blocks remaining: 7118
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 24 in real TAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write    0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
BURN-Free is ON.
Performing OPC...
cdrecord: Success. send opc: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB:  54 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x4 (CONDITION MET/GOOD)
cmd finished after 60.050s timeout 60s
cdrecord: OPC failed.
Writing  time:   62.394s
BURN-Free was never needed.
cdrecord: fifo had 64 puts and 0 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%.

Could you help me, please?

Laszlo E. Szabo

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