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Re: [vox-tech] CD-burn attempts
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Re: [vox-tech] CD-burn attempts



Alexandra Thorn wrote:
> 
> I've been trying to get some files onto a CD-RW, to bring them to my home
> computer from campus.  So far, no success.  It seems to do better in dummy
> mode than when I try to do the actual burn.  Trying to erase the disk
> doesn't seem to work at all, even in dummy mode.  I'm a newbie, and this
> is my first effort to burn a CD of any kind on any system, so I might be
> missing something that should be obvious.  Below is what gets printed out
> when I try to burn in 1) dummy mode, 2) for real, and 3) blanking in dummy
> mode.  (I've also tried blanking with the -force option.  That doesn't
> work either, but is not included below.)
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Alex
> 
> #dummy mode:
> [root@ars164 grassstuff]# cdrecord -v -dummy speed=2 dev=0,0,0 -data
> grass5_cd_image
> Cdrecord 1.10 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 Jrg Schilling

[snip]

> Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 2 in dummy mode for single session.
> Last chance to quit, starting dummy write in 0 seconds. Operation starts.
                       ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^
> Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
> Starting new track at sector: 0
> Track 01:  33 of  33 MB written (fifo 100%).
> Track 01: Total bytes read/written: 34897920/34897920 (17040 sectors).
> Writing  time:  116.980s
> Fixating...
  ^^^^^^^^
> WARNING: Some drives don't like fixation in dummy mode.
           ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^
[snip]

Try burning w/o a dummy run first, and/or don't fixate?

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