Feisty: "The following disc types are supported:<null>" RESOLVED

Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
Wed Aug 15 22:01:43 UTC 2007

Brian Fahrlander wrote:
>      For some reason, my ability to burn CDROMs and DVDs has vanished. I 
> select an ISO in Nautilus, right-click to select "burn CD", and in that 
> application, it seems to have completely forgotten my media types.
>      Until recently I could burn 6-8 different kinds on the same burner. 
> It used to tell me all the various kinds the burner told it, it could 
> do.  But now, the list is empty and I'm outta luck.
>      The hardware knows...the "Hardware Information" application under 
> System->Preferences sees the device, and under the "Advanced" tab gives 
> me all sorts of booleans like "storage.cdrom.cdplusr" and 
> "storage.cdrom.dvd" as "true".
>      So where's the confusion?

    Replying to myself is bad form, but bah!  I found the answer; some 
Googler might need to know.

    This was kinda weird; I'm very anal about my hardware and knowing 
which IDE device goes where.  But somehow I managed to let my drives get 
screwed up:

       Master: Main DVD drive (writer)
       Slave : Secondary DVD (reader)

       Master: Main Linux partition
       Slave : Backup drive

     And the ultra-DMA100 drives were turned off. (A quirk of this Mobo)

     So I've turned on the ultra-DMA interface (mostly to clear up the 
confusion and put the backup on a seperate bus) and it looks like this:

       Master: Main Linux disk
       Slave :

       Master: Main DVD (writer)
       Slave : Secondary DVD (reader)

     /dev/hdf: /backup

     It appears that when your drives are in flaky situations, the 
software isn't always so perfect at getting them right...but who could 
blame them?

  Brian Fahrländer                 Christian, Conservative, and Technomad
  Evansville, IN                              http://Fahrlander.net/brian
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