Cannot burn data-DVD

Asked by bradley on 2007-01-02

i have been running ubuntu since breezy, i now use edgy, and have never been able to burn a data-DVD with my burner.

i had given up trying early after the release of dapper and just bought an external drive to store all my stuff, but recently i have needed to burn DVD's.

if i use gnome baker it goes through the motions of burning a disc but then just spits out a useless disc that can't be read.

if i use nautilus it pops up a warning before it starts to burn, then shuts down.

i am unfamiliar with command line burning but i will be happy to paste any info if the commands are provided.

i am currently using ubuntu edgy on a tohsiba satillite 5200, but i have been unable to burn DVD's with ubuntu breezy and x/k/ubuntu dapper as well.

thanks

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jz (jz+) said : #1

Hi, do you get any errors regarding why the burn failed from gnome/gnomebaker?

You may also wish to try k3b to see if this issue persists, can you rule out this being a hardware problem...

If you wish to try k3b use the following command to install:

sudo apt-get install k3b

bradley (bradley-benninger) said : #2

gnomebaker tells me that the burn was successful but when i reinsert the disc it can't be read/found.

usually the CD/DVD creator pops up a warning before burning but when i tried it tonight it did the same thing as gnomebaker
--went through all the motions of burning a disc that when reinserted is unreadable.

when or if it posts the warning again i will include it here but hopefully i can get this fixed before wasting that many more discs.

i was dubious about k3b because it is kde and i run gnome (right now) but i tried it and it seems to have some info which i will include here:

waiting for media...
writing DVD-R in incremental mode.
using growisofs 6.1 - copyright (C) andy Polyakov
starting writing...
writing speed: 1385 kb/s (1.00x)
flushing the cache may take some time.
updating RMA...
average overall write speed: 1378 kb/s (0.99x)
writing successfully finished

unable to read ISO9660 filesystem.

at the very bottom of the window k3b says:

FIFO buffer: no info
Device buffer: no info

here is all the info on my burner that i can find:

toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R6012
Built-in DVD Rewritable Drive functions: DVD-RW (read/write), DVD-R (read/write), CD-R (read/write 16x), CD-RW (read/write 10x), DVD-ROM (read 8x), CD (read 24x)

as for it being a hardware problem all i can say is that it worked like a charm when using XP then the moment i switched over it stopped working so except for the fluke chance (with a probability similar to being hit by lightning) that it died the second i installed Ubuntu it would appear to be connected to the OS.

if there is some way that is more scientific to make sure all the hardware is working i will check it out.

bradley (bradley-benninger) said : #3

here is the debugging output from k3b:

System
-----------------------
K3b Version: 0.12.17

KDE Version: 3.5.5
QT Version: 3.3.6
Kernel: 2.6.17-10-generic
Devices
-----------------------
TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R6012 1332 (/dev/hdb, ) at /media/cdrom0 [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM; DVD-ROM; DVD-R; DVD-RW] [DVD-ROM; DVD-R Sequential; DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite; DVD-RW Sequential; CD-ROM; CD-R; CD-RW] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R96P; SAO/R96R; RAW/R96R; Restricted Overwrite]

Used versions
-----------------------
growisofs: 6.1
mkisofs: 2.1.1a03-unofficial-iconv

growisofs
-----------------------
INFO: UTF-8 character encoding detected by locale settings.
 Assuming UTF-8 encoded filenames on source filesystem,
 use -input-charset to override.
  0.05% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 22:44:44 2007
  0.09% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 23:02:32 2007
                     [...]
  1.44% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 22:48:12 2007
  1.49% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 22:49:12 2007
/dev/hdb: "Current Write Speed" is 1.0x1385KBps.
  1.54% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 22:58:50 2007
  1.58% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 22:58:26 2007
                     [...]
 99.85% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 23:11:00 2007
 99.90% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 23:11:00 2007
 99.95% done, estimate finish Wed Jan 3 23:11:00 2007
Total translation table size: 0
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 508
Total directory bytes: 0
Path table size(bytes): 10
Max brk space used 0
1075597 extents written (2100 MB)
/dev/hdb: flushing cache
/dev/hdb: updating RMA
/dev/hdb: closing session

growisofs command:
-----------------------
/usr/bin/X11/growisofs -Z /dev/hdb -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=tty -speed=2.0 -use-the-force-luke=bufsize:32m -gui -graft-points -volid some movies -volset -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR (C) 1998-2005 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher -preparer -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-bradley/k3bKWDFoc.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-bradley/k3bP8tmZb.tmp -joliet -hide-joliet-list /tmp/kde-bradley/k3bXXXLXb.tmp -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-bradley/k3b4xwHia.tmp

bradley (bradley-benninger) said : #4

is there any other info that would be useful in solving this problem?

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #5

Hi bradley,

First, thanks for making such a well composed bug report; all the files you attach answered a ton of questions. Unfortunately, they don't really give much clue as to what's going wrong...

It's not really clear what the error is that you're running into. One idea I would try would be to burn a CDR (not a DVD), and see if that works or not. It might also be useful to review the tail end of /var/log/messages to see if any error messages show up there related to CD/DVD writing.

If you think it could be a hardware problem, an easy way to rule that out would be to reboot into Windows or a different Linux distro and try burning a DVD from there. If it still works, then it's definitely a Ubuntu issue and not hardware.

bradley (bradley-benninger) said : #6

i have am able to burn cd's, i have burnt all of ubuntu's distro iso to disk with it.

what would be a simple (1 disk), reliable linux distro to try the burner with?

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #7

Ubuntu takes just 1 CD to install so would be a good one to use.

bradley (bradley-benninger) said : #8

i don't think i can test to see if it is a hardware problem preventing me from burning dvd's in ubuntu with a different installation of ubuntu. ;-)

so if i am to test and see if it is a hardware problem rather than a problem with ubuntu what would a simple-to-install distro be?

keep in mind that i can't burn dvd's so it must be a distro that fits on a cd...
 and i am not prepared to use windows as a test os, i removed it once and i don't want to have to rely on it during times of trouble-- plus it is multiple cd's.

if there is any other ways to test the hardware please let me know.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #9

How about Puppy Linux? It is trimmed down to fit on a single CD.

   http://www.puppylinux.org/

Isos available here:

   ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/

Bryce

Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #10

Hi Bradley, were you able to get your problem solved?

I signed up, and jumped in on this thread, as I've been having the same issue ever since switching from XP to Ubuntu 6.06. I, too, can burn CDs, and they work fine, and like the original poster my burner goes through the motions of making a DVD-R/RW, but at the end tells me to insert a blank disc. The disc never shows up. I eject, reinsert, and it doesn't show up. If I go into GnomeBaker, and import the session, I get the following giant error message:

Error getting session information.

cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.15-27-386
cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
Error: Cannot gain SYS_RAWIO capability.Is cdrecord installed SUID root?
: Operation not permitted
cdrecord: Found DVD+ media but DVD+R/DVD+RW support code is missing.
cdrecord: If you need DVD+R/DVD+RW support, ask the Author for cdrecord-ProDVD.
cdrecord: Free test versions and free keys for personal use are at ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD/
cdrecord: Unspecified command not implemented for this drive.
cdrecord: Cannot read first writable address

This is what $tail /var/log/messages gives me:
Feb 21 14:27:44 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17744858.176000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:34:46 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17745280.332000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:48:23 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746096.480000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.008000] scsi: unknown opcode 0x01
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.032000] scsi: unknown opcode 0xe9
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.032000] scsi: unknown opcode 0xed
Feb 21 14:55:19 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746513.036000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!

K3b does the same thing. It takes the proper amount of time to burn the disc, with the progress bars slowly counting off a 4x DVD-RW write, just as with GnomeBaker, then ends with an Ubuntu popup telling me to insert a disc. The disc never shows up again.

Any clues/hope? Thanks!

I signed up, and jumped in on this thread, as I've been having the same issue ever since switching from XP to Ubuntu 6.06. I, too, can burn CDs, and they work fine, and like the original poster my burner goes through the motions of making a DVD-R/RW, but at the end tells me to insert a blank disc. The disc never shows up. I eject, reinsert, and it doesn't show up. If I go into GnomeBaker, and import the session, I get the following giant error message:

Error getting session information.

cdrecord: Warning: Running on Linux-2.6.15-27-386
cdrecord: There are unsettled issues with Linux-2.5 and newer.
cdrecord: If you have unexpected problems, please try Linux-2.4 or Solaris.
Error: Cannot gain SYS_RAWIO capability.Is cdrecord installed SUID root?
: Operation not permitted
cdrecord: Found DVD+ media but DVD+R/DVD+RW support code is missing.
cdrecord: If you need DVD+R/DVD+RW support, ask the Author for cdrecord-ProDVD.
cdrecord: Free test versions and free keys for personal use are at ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/cdrecord/ProDVD/
cdrecord: Unspecified command not implemented for this drive.
cdrecord: Cannot read first writable address

This is what $tail /var/log/messages gives me:
Feb 21 14:27:44 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17744858.176000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:34:46 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17745280.332000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:48:23 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746096.480000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:49:55 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746188.868000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] hda: packet command error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Feb 21 14:52:24 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746338.016000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.008000] scsi: unknown opcode 0x01
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.032000] scsi: unknown opcode 0xe9
Feb 21 14:55:17 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746511.032000] scsi: unknown opcode 0xed
Feb 21 14:55:19 gfixler-Ubuntu kernel: [17746513.036000] cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!

K3b does the same thing. It takes the proper amount of time to burn the disc, with the progress bars slowly counting off a 4x DVD-RW write, just as with GnomeBaker, then ends with an Ubuntu popup telling me to insert a disc. The disc never shows up again.

Any clues/hope? Thanks!

pilq (glassnick) said : #13

Hi

I had the same Problem, I fixed it.
I have a Toshiba DVD R/W
In GnomeBaker I disabled the DVD-Ram
I also slowed my burning down to x1 speed. It actually runs at 3.5x

So thats it.
let me know if this helps

Wit Wilinski (wit-wilinski) said : #14

Have similar issue with Feisty / Gutsy and my Optiarc (NEC/Sony) AD-7543A slim writer (firmware 1-00). Writes CDs correctly, but dvd comes out unreadable (k3b) or doesn't ever finish writing (Nautilus). I didn't try the drive with other operating systems, but might eventually install Mac OS X and try it out.

Stefan Taferner (taferner) said : #15

I think I have the same problem.

After burning a DVD with k3b, when k3b tries to eject the DVD to verify it, k3b crashes.
The icon stays on the desktop and /var/log/messages reports constantly:

Jun 10 14:38:40 idefix kernel: [ 5315.913822] hda: status error: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
Jun 10 14:38:40 idefix kernel: [ 5315.913826] hda: status error: error=0x44 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x04 }
Jun 10 14:38:40 idefix kernel: [ 5315.913828] ide: failed opcode was: unknown

(hda is my DVD writer)

It worked before up to Edgy. Upgrading to k3b 1.0.1 does not help. Kernel is 2.6.20-16-generic on AMD64, 64bit. It is not obvious which process is causing the messages.

Stefan Taferner (taferner) said : #16

Meanwhile I tried burning a DVD with growisofs and ejecting it manually afterwards, and all went fine without problems. Hmm...

The commands were:

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/burn/iso/myimage.iso -dvd-video
eject /dev/dvd

rogelio (rogelio-tomas-cern) said : #17

Thanks a lot for all these entries,
I could not burn a DVD with a Roxio DVD burner and
the basic software that comes with Ubuntu.
Following 1st suggestions I installed K3B and
now it works perfectly!
Thanks ubuntuers!!!
ciao
ro

fjherna (fjherna1) said : #18

Hi All,

I recently notice that I had problems with Data DVD-R burnt at my Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

I have not problem at all with any other media (DVD-RW, original DVDs, DVD burnt on other OS)
Data DVD burnt in an DVD-RW is not a problem at all.

My Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is running kernel 2.6.15-k7 on an AMD CPU Athlon 64 x2
My DVD-RW Drive is a SONY AW-G170A
My growisofs is version 7.0.1
My K3b is version 0.12.17
I have burnt DVD-R with gnomeBaker (just in case) with the same results.

Basically the problem is:

    I can burn the DVD-R but I am not able to read/mount them afterwards.

All those DVD-Rs can be read on "any" of all the other Systems and OS I have tested: Windows, Libranet, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS,
Ubuntu 5.10, etc... So in a different hardware the DVD-Rs can be read/mount without problem.

I have in the same system an Ubuntu 5.10 but that is not able to read/mount the DVD-Rs either.
I have installed also a KNOPPIX with kernel 2.6.20.

I have been searching through the net for an answer but I have not found a satisfactory one yet. There are some threads opened at Ubuntu forum and here but I can not find a clear answer that address the problem.

Today I have discover something interesting that maybe can give some light to the experts:
- I have installed VirtualBox and a Windows XP in that system. I was booting that WinXP (guest) over my
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (host). After the WinXP was booted I insert any of the "failed" DVD-Rs in my DVD drive:
then the DVD-R was read/mounted by Ubuntu 6.06 LTS at the same time as a window of Nautilus was opened showing me the content of the DVD-R; parallel to this action WinXP over VirtualBox opened a explorer window with the content of the DVD-R.

I check /etc/mtab and it showed me that the DVD-R was mounted like an "iso9660" drive.

This is really amazing mainly because I thought that the problem was the DVD drive but now I am not sure at all.

Best regards,

mowgli (mowglie) said : #19

ok i think i have a similar problem to the above.

first, my symptoms/history:

i've been burning dvd data files using same drive & OS & PC for 6+ months now. 2 weeks ago i added some sessions to a dvd-r using growisofs from cmd line. no issues, readable on all drives. (wouldnt it be great if the story ended there?) today i tried to use same method to burn a new dvd-r using:

growisofs -Z /dev/cdrw -v -v -l -R -J -joliet-long file.name

to which the result was it takes a long time as though it is really burning the disc and even says:
Executing 'genisoimage -v -v -l -R -J -joliet-long 030308jupiter.BWUSA.tar.bz2 030308jupiter.tar.bz2 | builtin_dd of=/dev/cdrw obs=32k seek=0'
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
genisoimage 1.1.2 (Linux)
  28 550
Cache hit for '/..'
      31 881010 030308jupiter.BWUSA.tar.bz2
  881011 881138 030308jupiter.tar.bz2
Writing: Initial Padblock Start Block 0
Done with: Initial Padblock Block(s) 16
Writing: Primary Volume Descriptor Start Block 16
Done with: Primary Volume Descriptor Block(s) 1
Writing: Joliet Volume Descriptor Start Block 17
Done with: Joliet Volume Descriptor Block(s) 1
Writing: End Volume Descriptor Start Block 18
Done with: End Volume Descriptor Block(s) 1
Writing: Version block Start Block 19
Done with: Version block Block(s) 1
Writing: Path table Start Block 20
Done with: Path table Block(s) 4
Writing: Joliet path table Start Block 24
Done with: Joliet path table Block(s) 4
Writing: Directory tree Start Block 28
Done with: Directory tree Block(s) 1
Writing: Joliet directory tree Start Block 29
Done with: Joliet directory tree Block(s) 1
Writing: Directory tree cleanup Start Block 30
Done with: Directory tree cleanup Block(s) 0
Writing: Extension record Start Block 30
Done with: Extension record Block(s) 1
Writing: The File(s) Start Block 31
Total extents scheduled to be written = 881289
/dev/cdrw: "Current Write Speed" is 4.1x1352KBps.
:-[ WRITE@LBA=10h failed with SK=5h/ASC=21h/ACQ=02h]: Invalid argument
:-( write failed: Invalid argument
/dev/cdrw: flushing cache
/dev/cdrw: updating RMA
/dev/cdrw: closing session

but if i try to mount that newly burned disc:
mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scd0,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail or so

& dmesg | tail says:
attempt to access beyond end of device
sr0: rw=0, want=68, limit=4
isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sr0, iso_blknum=16, block=16

if i use same growisofs cmd on the now hopefully multisession dvd-r disc to add sessions, the result was:
:-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=05h]: Wrong medium type
:-( media is not formatted or unsupported.
:-( write failed: Wrong medium type

but its the same media, drive, pc, method i used to add sessions previously. the original session (aka original burn) on the successful multi-session dvd-r discs was created using k3b. so i started up gdm & k3b and this is where it gets really weird! when i load a blank dvd-r, system mounts it and asks if i want to create a data dvd using gnome-baker (i assume since thats the default). i say no and run k3b. on first run, k3b recognizes the device but "no media present." so i close k3b. its still mounted. restart k3b, now no device found!!!! cant manually add it either! AND when i close k3b, the disc is no longer mounted AND i cant eject it (pushing eject button or using eject /dev/scd0 from cmd line).

if i reboot, everything is normal (device found, mounts blanks fine) but the whole process repeats.

system info: ubuntu feisty w/ auto daily aptitude updates from all repos, dvd burner = LG 4040B, media = verbatim dvd-r, pc = dell poweredge 400sc w/ 1 gb DDRAM.

some other info:

dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/scd0 w/o disc loaded (note that dvd dvdrw cdrom cdrw are just symlinks to scd0):
INQUIRY: [HL-DT-ST][DVDRAM GSA-4040B][A304]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
:-( no media mounted, exiting...

dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/scd0 w/ blank dvd-r loaded:
INQUIRY: [HL-DT-ST][DVDRAM GSA-4040B][A304]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
 Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
 Media ID: MCC 02RG20
 Current Write Speed: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #0: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #1: 2.0x1385=2770KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
 Write Performance: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s@[0 -> 2298495]
 Speed Descriptor#0: 02/2298495 R@3.3x1385=4584KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#1: 02/2298495 R@3.3x1385=4584KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
 Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
 Legacy lead-out at: 2298496*2KB=4707319808
READ DISC INFORMATION:
 Disc status: blank
 Number of Sessions: 1
 State of Last Session: empty
 "Next" Track: 1
 Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
 Track State: invisible incremental
 Track Start Address: 0*2KB
 Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
 Free Blocks: 2297888*2KB
 Track Size: 2297888*2KB
READ CAPACITY: 0*2048=0

if i do dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/scd0 w/ the attempted burned disc which i cannot mount:
INQUIRY: [HL-DT-ST][DVDRAM GSA-4040B][A304]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
 Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
 Media ID: MCC 02RG20
 Current Write Speed: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #0: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #1: 2.0x1385=2770KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
 Write Performance: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s@[0 -> 2298495]
 Speed Descriptor#0: 02/2298495 R@3.3x1385=4584KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#1: 02/2298495 R@3.3x1385=4584KB/s W@2.0x1385=2770KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
 Media Book Type: 00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
 Legacy lead-out at: 16*2KB=32768
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
 Media Book Type: 25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
 Last border-out at: 2045*2KB=4188160
READ DISC INFORMATION:
 Disc status: appendable
 Number of Sessions: 2
 State of Last Session: empty
 "Next" Track: 2
 Number of Tracks: 2
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
 Track State: complete incremental
 Track Start Address: 0*2KB
 Free Blocks: 0*2KB
 Track Size: 65264*2KB
 Last Recorded Address: 15*2KB
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#2]:
 Track State: invisible incremental
 Track Start Address: 93952*2KB
 Next Writable Address: 93952*2KB
 Free Blocks: 2203936*2KB
 Track Size: 2203936*2KB
FABRICATED TOC:
 Track#1 : 14@0
 Track#AA : 14@16
 Multi-session Info: #1@0
READ CAPACITY: 16*2048=32768

so its clearly burning something. there are more sessions and tracks and data on the output of the post burn disc. and the disc even looks burned in the right amount.

so what the heck is going on? is this related to firmware and k3b? how can that be when it worked to burn additional sessions w/ cmd line growisofs in the recent past? and it worked to burn initial sessions w/ k3b in the recent past? why cant i mount it on any dvd drive? or even on the dvd burner drive which made it? why does k3b fail to see the media for a fresh new blank dvd-r and then kill the device? why does the system not even recognize the device after k3b is killed? why dont our votes really count in any federal election?

pls help b/c, frankly, i just dont need this many coasters!!!

i dont even know where to begin troubleshooting :( PLEASE HELP!!!

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