can't write to re-recordable dvd's

Asked by Ian Brownlie on 2008-03-22

  Whenever I try to write to a re-recordable dvd I get a message that says "unable to mount volume- invalid mount option. I have tried 'gnomebaker',' brassero', 'k3b'. All fail. My burner is a "Lite-On SOHW-1693S" it is a dual layer burner compatible with + or - DVD-RW. I've never had any problems with single use DVD's, so, anybody know what's the problem and how do I fix it. I'm hoping I haven't wasted my money on re-recordables.
       Ian

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Ian Brownlie
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2008-03-27
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2008-03-27
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2008-03-25
Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #1

Just to add I am using ubuntu 7.1

Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #2

Hi,

1. Open a terminal and install libdvdread3 and libdvdcss2:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 libdvdcss2

2. Shutdown the system:

sudo shutdown now

3. ...and switch it back on. Try to write to DVD.

Cheers,

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #3

 Thanks for the quick reply, still no go I'm afraid. The terminal tells me that libdvdcss2 is not available, I installed libdvdread3 and re-started. The message I am getting is "cannot mount volume" Is there anything else I can try?
     Ian

Richard Seguin (sectech) said : #4

Did you do a system upgrade? I know that they just pushed a new update for the hal package, it fixed a few bugs it seems...

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #5

 Hi, I have done every upgrade that has been available. The update manager tells me that my system is up to date. I'm getting frantic here, I really don't want to use my mates windows computer, I couldn't stand another 'told you so'.
     Thanks Richard.
          Ian

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #6

 More info, I just tried with 2 new re-recordable dvd's. They will write the first time, but that's it. If I try to record over the top it (k3b) tries to format the dvd and aborts half way through. Then it tells me it is unable to mount disc. I don't know if this is any help but there you are.
 Ian

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #7

 Even more info, I downloaded a trial version of nero for linux and it tells me to check permissions on the dvd burner, that nero can't access the drive. How the blazes do I do that. This is all getting too complicated.
  Ian

naufal (musp-student) said : #8

hello,
type in terminal:
mount
and please post the result here..

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #9

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
nfsd on /proc/fs/nfsd type nfsd (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,usefree)
That's what I get Naufal, Thanks for the interest.
   Ian

naufal (musp-student) said : #10

hello,
copy and paste result this command:
lshw ( lower L )

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #11

   description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-memory
          description: System memory
          physical id: 0
          size: 511MB
     *-cpu
          product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.4.3
          serial: 0000-0F43-0000-0000-0000-0000
          size: 3200MHz
          capacity: 3200MHz
          width: 64 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr cpufreq
          configuration: id=1
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.1
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.2
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host
          vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 11
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-sis latency=32 module=sis_agp
        *-pci
             description: PCI bridge
             product: SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
           *-display:0
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 01
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=32 mingnt=8
           *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
                description: Display controller
                product: RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary)
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                version: 01
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=32 mingnt=8
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 36
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: 5513 [IDE]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.5
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master
             configuration: driver=pata_sis latency=32 module=pata_sis
        *-multimedia
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: AC'97 Sound Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.7
             version: a0
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=32 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=snd_intel8x0
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
             version: 0f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80 module=ohci_hcd
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
             version: 0f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80 module=ohci_hcd
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 1.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.2
             version: 0f
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ohci bus_master
             configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80 module=ohci_hcd
        *-usb:3
             description: USB Controller
             product: USB 2.0 Controller
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 3.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.3
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32 maxlatency=80 module=ehci_hcd
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 4
             bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
             logical name: eth0
             version: 90
             serial: 00:14:85:11:c3:1d
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
             configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.10 Apr. 2 2006 ip=192.168.1.3 latency=64 maxlatency=11 mingnt=52 module=sis900 multicast=yes
        *-communication UNCLAIMED
             description: Communication controller
             product: V.92 56K WinModem
             vendor: Agere Systems
             physical id: a
             bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=32 maxlatency=14 mingnt=252
  *-scsi
       physical id: 1
       bus info: scsi@3
       logical name: scsi3
       capabilities: scsi-host
       configuration: driver=usb-storage
ian@ian-desktop:~$

 Ian

Ian Brownlie (ibrownlie) said : #12

 Forget it guys I'm using a windows computer to burn them.