Can't burn CDs

Kurt Wall kwall at
Sat Jan 6 21:50:06 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:09:37PM -0800, Norm wrote:
> My HL-DT-ST CD RW GCE-8240B drive will not write to a disk.  The box is 
> a dual boot and when it is in its windoze configuration the drive does 
> write correctly.  FC6 can read data on a disk in the drive but it 
> refuses to read a blank disk  I have tried using both K3b and x-CD-Roast 
> with similar results, Does  Linux have a hardware issue with this drive, 
> the only other thought I have is my cd drive is a slave on the same 
> controller that my DVD drive is a master on and possibly switching them 
> may be the answer.  Before I make the switch I would like to confirm 
> that the problem is not a Linux compatibility issue.

I quick goggling doesn't indicate any reported incompatibilities. Did
this drive work with other Linux distributions or kernels?

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