[kde-linux] K3b and no space left error

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Tue Apr 13 23:58:10 UTC 2010

Dale posted on Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:54:18 -0500 as excerpted:

> I have a problem with k3b giving me a error that a DVD-RW is full.  I
> did tell it to erase and a pop up said it was going to.  The file I am
> trying to burn is about 4Gbs or so.  It should fit fine and has fit fine
> in the past.  It's a back up tarball.  This is the error:

> I'm using Gentoo and our DVD guru says it looks like a k3b problem. This
> was working a week or so ago.  I also tried a older version of k3b and
> cdrtools with the same problem.

I don't use re-burnable media enough to have had the problem here, but...

1) Try a manual erase step first, then see if it takes it.

2) After doing the manual erase, try doing the write in multiple steps as 
well.  Use the checkboxes to only create the ISO (on hard disk) first.  
Double-check its size.  Then write the already created ISO to the DVD.  
With the erased DVD, you can use the test run only (or whatever it's 
called, I don't have the app open) first, to see if that works, then if it 
says that works, run it again, but actually burning the disk.

3) The RWs have a limited number of write cycles possible.  How many times 
has this same disk been rewritten?

4) You /could/ try using the command line tools directly.  Yes, it's hairy 
trying to figure out all the options you want/need, but it is possible.

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