Burning backup to dvd - Last word

Anne Wilson cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Jul 28 05:30:00 UTC 2006

On Friday 28 July 2006 02:35, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 11:14 PM +0100 7/27/06, Anne Wilson wrote:
>  ...
> >I realise now that the disk that did burn correctly was not a DVD-R, but a
> >DVD+R.  Previously the drive had burned either type.  I have tried several
> > -R and -RW disks in k3b, and k3b did not recognise any of them.  (The one
> > that apparently burned from cdrecord/command-line yet could not be read
> > is a separate mystery.)  I have now burned another backup onto a DVD-RW
> > disk.
> >
> >So, it seems that either k3b, cdrecord, or the drive, no longer will
> >accept -R
> >or 0RW disks.
> FWIW, you might try to upgrade the drive's firmware.  Such updates are
> needed for new media, and also bugs, etc.  This usually requires MSWindows.

Too true.  And the hassle of installing windows just to do that is simply not 
worth it.  But thanks for the suggestion

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