Can't burn ISO images.

Bug #588262 reported by olavsu1 on 2010-06-01
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
k3b (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: k3b

I can't burn ISO images in ubuntu 10.04 64bit.

I get error message "cdrecord has no permissions to open the device"

only dirs & file names can write, but no data.

k3b log show this:

HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 1.01 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Sequential, DVD-R Dual Layer Jump, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite, Layer Jump] [%7]

K3b Version: 1.91.0
KDE Version: 4.4.2 (KDE 4.4.2)
QT Version: 4.6.2
Kernel: 2.6.31-10-rt

Used versions
cdrecord: 1.1.10

/usr/bin/wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.
scsidev: '/dev/sr0'
devname: '/dev/sr0'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.10
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
Driveropts: 'burnfree'
Device type : Removable CD-ROM
Version : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'DVD-RAM GH22NS30'
Revision : '1.01'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Current: 0x000A (CD-RW)
Profile: 0x0012 (DVD-RAM)
Profile: 0x002B (DVD+R/DL)
Profile: 0x001B (DVD+R)
Profile: 0x001A (DVD+RW)
Profile: 0x0016 (DVD-R/DL layer jump recording)
Profile: 0x0015 (DVD-R/DL sequential recording)
Profile: 0x0014 (DVD-RW sequential recording)
Profile: 0x0013 (DVD-RW restricted overwrite)
Profile: 0x0011 (DVD-R sequential recording)
Profile: 0x0010 (DVD-ROM)
Profile: 0x000A (CD-RW) (current)
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0002 (Removable disk)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 1114112 = 1088 KB
Drive DMA Speed: 115200 kB/s 654x CD 83x DVD
FIFO size : 12582912 = 12288 KB
Speed set to 1764 KB/s
Track 01: data 625 MB
Total size: 718 MB (71:08.17) = 320113 sectors
Lout start: 718 MB (71:10/13) = 320113 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 2
  Reference speed: 6
  Is not unrestricted
  Is erasable
  Disk sub type: High speed Rewritable (CAV) media (1)
  ATIP start of lead in: -12374 (97:17/01)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359849 (79:59/74)
  1T speed low: 4 1T speed high: 10
  2T speed low: 2 2T speed high: 10
  power mult factor: 2 6
  recommended erase/write power: 5
  A1 values: 24 2C DC
  A2 values: 14 A4 4A
  A3 values: 00 00 00
Disk type: Phase change
Manuf. index: 69
Manufacturer: Moser Baer India Limited
Manufacturer is guessed because of the orange forum embargo.
The orange forum likes to get money for recent information.
The information for this media may not be correct.
Blocks total: 359849 Blocks current: 359849 Blocks remaining: 39736
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 10.0 in real SAO mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 2 seconds.
   1 seconds.
   0 seconds. Operation starts.
Waiting for reader process to fill input buffer ... input buffer ready.
Performing OPC...
Sending CUE sheet...
Writing pregap for track 1 at -150
Starting new track at sector: 0
Track 01: 0 of 625 MB written.
Track 01: 1 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 0.4x.
Track 01: 2 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.3x.
Track 01: 3 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.6x.
Track 01: 4 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.3x.
Track 01: 5 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.5x.
Track 01: 6 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.3x.
Track 01: 7 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.5x.
Track 01: 8 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.2x.
Track 01: 9 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.5x.
Track 01: 10 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.2x.
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), write_g1 scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 00 14 58 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 04 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 09 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x4 Hardware Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x09 Qual 0x00 (track following error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.158s timeout 200s
/usr/bin/wodim: A write error occured.
/usr/bin/wodim: Please properly read the error message above.
write track data: error after 10665984 bytes
Writing time: 40.212s
Average write speed 106.2x.
Min drive buffer fill was 91%
Fixating time: 0.004s
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo had 359 puts and 169 gets.
/usr/bin/wodim: fifo was 0 times empty and 158 times full, min fill was 95%.

cdrecord command:
/usr/bin/wodim -v gracetime=2 dev=/dev/sr0 speed=10 -sao driveropts=burnfree -data -tsize=320113s -

k3bsetup don't resolve the problem.

burning in 32 bit system, works fine

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: k3b 1.91.0~rc2-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.153-rt
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-rt x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jun 1 14:28:40 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
SourcePackage: k3b

olavsu1 (olavsu1) wrote :
timk (tim-kuip) wrote :

This problem is not specific for k3b/kde (lucid), this also happens under gnome / brasero.
No problem burning iso's under Windows7.

This but persists: it is in 12.04 LTS with all current updates applied.

There are several problems. The first one is that K3b incorrectly reports the problem. wodim fails with an I/O error, well into burning:

Track 01: 10 of 625 MB written (fifo 100%) [buf 91%] 10.2x.
Errno: 5 (Input/output error), write_g1 scsi sendcmd: no error

Very clearly this isn't a permission problem.

In my case, I was able to figure out that the problem was that on-the-fly collection of files from an external disk was not fast enough to keep the burner running at full speed. A buffer underrun is very bad for burning.

I avoided the problem in either of two ways: lowering the burn speed, or preparing an ISO image before burning (just one tick box in K3b's burn screen, but it requires a lot of tempfile space).

Summary: K3b must understand wodim's diagnostics better and must report them correctly and accurately to the user. The current K3b diagnostic is highly misleading.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in k3b (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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