[mythtv-users] Writing a dual layer DVD+R DL disk

Mark Smith mark at chez-moi.org.uk
Sun Mar 4 20:49:52 UTC 2007

In message <C9326B88-B7B7-41DA-B671-E449982EF099 at beww.org>
          Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> Lots of info on this available on the net, might start here:
> http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/idecdr/
> Ultimately I think the  drive will show up as /dev/scda once you set  
> it up.


> But you should be able to get direct to IDE working, I've never had  
> trouble with that using several different drives. Check all the  
> suggestions that have been made here, especially checking for DMA.  
> Also make sure you are using an 80-conductor cable not an old 40- 
> conductor one, sometimes that makes a difference.

DMA is enabled, and I am using an 80 conductor cable.

> Also make sure you are using the connector at the end or the ribbon  
> for the drive, not leaving a tail dangling. Use hdparm to see what's  
> happening with the interface.

I am using the end connector. No problems to date writing single layer disks,
so I doubt the problem is transmission related.

> I'm still suspecting the media. Can you try burning one on a known to  
> be working system? Even a (ugh) Windows one?

Yes. I'll give that a go.

Thanks for all your help.

Mark Smith - Surrey, UK

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