k3b refuses to erase or overwrite a blu-ray rewritable

Bug #975336 reported by Alistair Buxton on 2012-04-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
k3b (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am trying to write a blu-ray ISO to a rewritable disc which already contains data.

If I try to write the new ISO over the old data, K3B just asks me to replace the disc with a blank one.
If I try to erase the disc, K3B tells me "no need to erase blu-ray rewritables, just write over it."
If I try to force erase the disc, K3B scolds me for doing it, saying "the disc may become unusable after 10-20 formats", and then doesn't erase the disc.

As a result, I can't write the ISO to this rewritable media using K3B.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: k3b 2.0.2-3ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 6 18:38:05 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: k3b
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

Note that I have burnt this ISO using this disc and this writer several times using brasero.

Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

Medium->A bug that has a moderate impact on a core application

(I think k3b is probably core, it's in main, and pretty common)

Changed in k3b (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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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