[kde-linux] K3B and DVDs?

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 17:33:33 UTC 2005

On 12/28/05, Liath Bodach <klgc at tds.net> wrote:
> Don't know what came through your Kmail/whatever, but the following is what
> shows in the archives:
> .............................................................................................................................
> So you understand I'm at the early learning stage:
> In the last few days I have expunged MS from the PC on my LAN and installed
> Debian.  Being very happy with my Mac, I went with KDE to allow a somewhat
> similar desktop.
> Now it's time to backup what I've done before I screw it up :-)  so I also
> installed K3B to use optical media.  In my trials today I've had no problem
> creating and restoring a data CD,  but I can't get K3B to do anything with
> DVDs.  I've tried DVD-R and DVD-RW, and even different brands of each
> (Verbatim, hp and imation).  I hate to use umpteen CDs when one or two DVDs
> will do the trick :-(
> I have a Benq 32x10x40 CD R/W in an internal bay (hdc) and a Pioneer DVD-RW
> DVR-103 in another internal bay (hdd).  If I load a DVD with contents K3B
> lists what is on it and if I load a blank DVD it says it knows that also.
> I don't know if this is a linux issue or a K3B issue and I'm not sure where to
> go from here.   Error text below.
> output.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.
> Thank you,
> Lee C
> ==============================================
> The "Writing" window basically says:
> i  Starting writing...
> x  :-( /dev/hdd: unable to proceed with recording: unable to unmount
> x  Fatal error at startup: Device or resource busy
> and the debug output says:
> Devices
> -----------------------
> PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-103 1.90 (/dev/hdd, ) at /media/cdrom1 [CD-R; CD-RW;
> CD-ROM; DVD-ROM; DVD-R] [Error] [SAO; TAO]
> ATAPI CD-R/RW 32X10 T.GA (/dev/hdc, ) at /media/cdrom0 [CD-R; CD-RW; CD-ROM]
> [Error] [SAO; TAO; RAW; SAO/R16; RAW/R96R]
> System
> -----------------------
> K3b Version: 0.11.20
> KDE Version: 3.3.2
> QT Version:  3.3.4
> Kernel:      2.4.27-2-386
> growisofs
> -----------------------
> umount: /media/cdrom1: device is busy
> umount: /media/cdrom1: device is busy
> :-( /dev/hdd: unable to proceed with recording: unable to unmount
> growisofs comand:
> -----------------------
> /usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/hdd -use-the-force-luke=notray
> -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=dao -dvd-compat -speed=1 -gui
> -graft-points -volid K3bDVDtest -volset  -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR VERSION
> 0.11.20 (C) 2003 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher  -preparer K3b -
> Version 0.11.20 -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1
> -sort /tmp/kde-leec/k3butIiJb.tmp -rock
> -hide-list /tmp/kde-leec/k3bjS0Ldc.tmp -full-iso9660-filenames
> -disable-deep-relocation -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-leec/k3bzxeW8b.tmp
> ===============================================

I have had a similar problem here on Fedora Core 4. I suspect that the
problem is caused by the fact that growisofs uses /dev/hdd instead of


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