At 10:55 12/11/2004, you wrote:
> 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>
> Replying to my own message here! Last night I tried burning a CD and it
> 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
> or should I continue looking at the hardware/software?
Ignore the brand, check the atip on the discs, if they are CMC Magnetics,
Ritek more than likely they are crap.
You need to go for Taiyo Yuden manufactured blanks.
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