Lucid Beta 2 doesn't see CD blanks

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Apr 12 14:52:40 UTC 2010

On 13/04/10 00:41, Karl Larsen wrote:
> On 04/12/2010 08:03 AM, Li Li wrote:
>> My Lucid beta 2 install (updated completely [I think] at about 1200 UTC
>> Monday) doesn't detect known good CD or CD-RW blanks.  This computer
>> dual boots Mint-8 and everything works perfectly well there.  In fact,
>> that's where I made the CD I installed Lucid from.
>> If I open Nautilus to "Computer" with no CD blank inserted I see a
>> CD-DVD listing for both my DVD reader and my DVD-CD writer (generic PATA
>> units, known good).  If I insert a blank CD-R in the writer the line in
>> the Nautilus display for it vanishes immediately, the busy light for the
>> writer flashes a while and the hard disk busy light activates as
>> normally happens.  No icon for "blank CD" appears on the desktop as it
>> does in Mint.  Brasero insists that there is no writable medium in the
>> drive!
>> I can read already-written CDs and DVDs in the writer just fine.
>> I don't have any idea of how to troubleshoot this.
>           I have Lucid Beta2 on my laptop and just checked and a blank cd
> brought up the panel to do things with a cd. So I think your problem is
> computer caused.

For my money I don't really believe in doing an upgrade to get to a new 
release - be it a beta release or a final release. There could be just 
too many bits left over from the older installation to cause problems - 
just like the one in this thread.

Secondly, contrary to popular belief I think it is prudent to reboot the 
computer to make sure that the latest files are read in to replace the 
ones sitting in RAM from the older version of the distro (beta or final).


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