> On Thursday 11 November 2004 15:58, Kevin Philp wrote:
> My home computer has an NEC DVD writer. I don't use it very often but when I
> first got it I used it to burn a backup DVD of my system. It worked just
> fine. Yesterday I tried to get it working with my new Gentoo installation but
> K3B (which uses growisofs) just complains it doesn't recognise the media. It
> allowed me to format the disk but not to wirte to it. I tried several disks
On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:06:11 +0000, Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
> Replying to my own message here! Last night I tried burning a CD and it worked
> fine. It seems to be just the DVD+RW side of things. Has anybdy any feel for
> the likelyhood of cheap DVD+RW media being duff? Is this a common experience?
> or should I continue looking at the hardware/software?
I'd suspect the media. Try getting a +RW disk or two (different
manufacturers ideally for comparison) so you aren't scrapping a bunch
of media when running tests. By all means try some other +R media
too, but obviously you don't want to buy a lot of it until you are
sure it works for you. The fact you can burn a CD, and apparently
partially burn a DVD are encouraging regarding your set-up and
hardware being OK (though someone else may know better).
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