[Debburn-devel] Problem recording with new system

Eduard Martinescu martines at rochester.rr.com
Thu Feb 22 16:38:48 CET 2007

So I just finished setting up a new Lenova ThinkCenter desktop and wanted to 
try buring a copy of memtest86+ on the new system to have a fallback for the 
future.  However, trying to record from k3b resulted in error messages 
indicating my drive doesn't support TAO mode.  So after some research, here 
is what I have found:

OS: Gentoo x86, Kernel 2.6.20
cdrkit version 1.1.2

Output of 'wodib -v -checkdrive dev=/dev/cdrw'
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '/dev/cdrw'
devname: '/dev/cdrw'
scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2
Linux sg driver version: 3.5.27
Wodim version: 1.1.2
SCSI buffer size: 64512
atapi: 1
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   :
Vendor_info    : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'DVD-RAM GSA-H30N'
Revision       : '1.04'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Current: 0x0009 (CD-R)
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)
Profile: 0x0009 (CD-R) (current)
Profile: 0x0008 (CD-ROM)
Profile: 0x0002 (Removable disk)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes:
Drive buf size : 1114112 = 1088 KB
Beginning DMA speed test. Set CDR_NODMATEST environment variable if device
communication breaks or freezes immediately after that.
Drive DMA Speed: 86016 kB/s 488x CD 62x DVD

To my surprise, it seems there are NO supported modes listed.  So...what's the 
next thing I can do to help track this down?


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