I can't write a cd
If you see any of the symptoms of the various outputs in the comments the solution is as follows:
"You are not using cdrecord but a defective fork called "wodim".
wodim is a dead fork from a 5 year old version of cdrecord with
bugs added that never have been in the original.
The device or resource busy message is a result from such a bug.
Note that you also do not use mkisofs but "genisoimage" from the
same "fork". Note that "genisoimage" creates defective ISO filesystem
I recommend to use the original software as there are no known bugs
in the original software and as the original software added many new
features during the past 6 years."
Get the real program:
or as a ubuntu package from:
After my upgrade from feisty to gutsy on my imac g3 , I tried to burn a cd with k3b (tried normal and clone mode) and gnomebaker, which didn't work. I'm using an external usb disc writer. K3B has the following debug info:
K3b Version: 1.0.3
KDE Version: 3.5.7
QT Version: 3.3.7
MATSHITA CD-ROM CR-1760 ZA0E (/dev/hdb, ) [CD-ROM] [Fout] [Geen]
MATSHITA CD-RW CW-7586 1.01 (/dev/scd0, ) [CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM] [Fout] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R]
/usr/bin/wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.scsidev: '/dev/scd0'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.6
SCSI buffer size: 64512
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info : 'MATSHITA'
Identification : 'CD-RW CW-7586 '
Revision : '1.01'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags : MMC SWABAUDIO
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1467648 = 1433 KB
FIFO size : 12582912 = 12288 KB
Encoding speed : 131x (9799 sectors/s) for libedc from Heiko Eißfeldt
Speed set to 1411 KB/s
Track 01: data 724 MB
Total size: 696 MB (69:00.41) = 310531 sectors
Lout start: 696 MB (69:02/31) = 310531 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
Indicated writing power: 6
Is not unrestricted
Is not erasable
Disk sub type: Medium Type C, low Beta category (C-) (6)
ATIP start of lead in: -11231 (97:32/19)
ATIP start of lead out: 359846 (79:59/71)
Disk type: Short strategy type (Phthalocyanine or similar)
Manuf. index: 27
Manufacturer: Prodisc Technology Inc.
Blocks total: 359846 Blocks current: 359846 Blocks remaining: 49315
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 8.0 in real RAW/RAW96R mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 2 seconds.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
/usr/bin/wodim: WARNING: Drive returns wrong startsec (0) using -11231 from ATIP
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), write_g1 scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 FF FF D4 21 00 00 1A 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x2C Qual 0x00 (command sequence error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.005s timeout 40s
/usr/bin/wodim: Could not write Lead-in.
Writing lead-in at sector -11231
write leadin data: error after 0 bytes
Writing time: 3.621s
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo had 192 puts and 0 gets.
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%.
/usr/bin/wodim -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/scd0 speed=8 -raw96r -clone /home/henne/
|Changed in k3b:|
|status:||New → Invalid|
- I can't write a cd
+ [SOLVED] I can't write a cd
|affects:||cdrdao → pywodim|
- [SOLVED] I can't write a cd
+ I can't write a cd
|affects:||k3b (Ubuntu) → ubuntu|
|affects:||cdrkit (Ubuntu) → brasero (Ubuntu)|