k3b cannot burn a RW-DVD with a capacity of 4.7 Gb

Bug #338734 reported by dmoyne
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k3b (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: k3b

K3b 1.05 with latest KDE 3.5.10 as not k3b is available with KDE 4.2.1 suite
Ubuntu Intrepid 64 bits X2 machine

I experienced a very strange problem while trying to burn RW-DVD's of a capacity of 4.7 Gb (120 minutes) with avi data files ; so far I have had no problems at all doing the job :
- on RW-DVD's of a capacity of 4.2 Gb with avi data files,
- on RW-DVD's of a capacity of 4.7 Gb but burning less than 4.2 Gb.

The problem istself :
- k3b ses the total 4.7 Gb capacity of the RW-DVD, starts the job fine until the very end reporting an error from the wizard (simply job finishes with an error).
- now what is really worse is taht after this the RW-DVD becomes unusable I mean though it is supposed to be re-burned no way to restart the job on it as the k3b says it cannot use it.


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j.scott.gwin@gmail.com (j.scott.gwin) wrote :

of course the blank is ruined; so sad since that's $ down the drain. have you turned on 'overburn'? and can you post the logfile from K3b, please?

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dmoyne (daniel-moyne) wrote :

what is strange is that it is no more possible to burn anything on the same RW-DVD afterwards.

Unfortunately to propose some detailed ilog on the problem from a Konsole run (nothing realy special as an error message from K3b otherwise) is unpractical as I have to ruin another RW-DVD and apparently from what I could get from Internet search the problem is known.

Changed in k3b:
status: New → Confirmed
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dmoyne (daniel-moyne) wrote :

Sorry I had missed one important question :
yes in setting "Advanced" (English from French translation ?) I had "authorized overburning" checked.

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dmoyne (daniel-moyne) wrote :
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I have retried with 4.4 Gb on 4.7 Gb capacity DVD RW ; it failed again ; here is what I got when running the session from a console :
a) log from k3b :
K3b Version: 1.0.5

KDE Version: 3.5.10
QT Version: 3.3.8b
Kernel: 2.6.27-13-generic
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-216D 1.08 (/dev/scd0, ) [CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL] [DVD-ROM, DVD-R séquentiel, DVD-R double couche séquentiel, DVD+R double couche à saut, DVD RW à réinscription limitée, DVD-RW séquentiel, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R double couche, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Réinscription restreinte, Saut de couche]

Burned media
DVD RW à réinscription limitée

mkisofs print size result: 2321974 (4755402752 bytes)
Pipe throughput: 4739764224 bytes read, 4739743744 bytes written.

Used versions
mkisofs: 1.1.8
growisofs: 7.1

WARNING: /dev/scd0 already carries isofs!
:-( /dev/scd0: 2297888 blocks are free, 2321974 to be written!
:-! ignoring...
About to execute 'builtin_dd if=/dev/fd/0 of=/dev/scd0 obs=32k seek=0'
/dev/scd0: "Quick Grow" session...
/dev/scd0: "Current Write Speed" is 2.0x1352KBps.
   13926400/4706074624 ( 0.3%) @2.0x, remaining 28:04 RBU 100.0% UBU 2.0%
   23199744/4706074624 ( 0.5%) @2.0x, remaining 26:54 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
   32440320/4706074624 ( 0.7%) @2.0x, remaining 28:48 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
   41713664/4706074624 ( 0.9%) @2.0x, remaining 27:57 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
 4687069184/4706074624 (99.6%) @2.0x, remaining 0:06 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
 4696309760/4706074624 (99.8%) @2.0x, remaining 0:03 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
 4705583104/4706074624 (100.0%) @2.0x, remaining 0:00 RBU 100.0% UBU 100.0%
:-[ WRITE@LBA=231020h failed with SK=5h/INVALID ADDRESS FOR WRITE]: Invalid argument
:-( write failed: Invalid argument
/dev/scd0: flushing cache
/dev/scd0: writing lead-out

growisofs command:
/usr/bin/growisofs -Z /dev/scd0=/dev/fd/0 -use-the-force-luke=notray -use-the-force-luke=tty -use-the-force-luke=tracksize:2321974 -speed=2 -overburn -use-the-force-luke=bufsize:32m

I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
  0.02% done, estimate finish Sun Mar 22 22:29:34 2009
 99.61% done, estimate finish Sun Mar 22 22:58:23 2009
 99.64% done, estimate finish Sun Mar 22 22:58:23 2009
 99.66% done, estimate finish Sun Mar 22 22:58:22 2009

mkisofs calculate size command:
/usr/bin/genisoimage -gui -graft-points -print-size -quiet -volid K3b data project -volset -appid K3B THE CD KREATOR (C) 1998-2006 SEBASTIAN TRUEG AND THE K3B TEAM -publisher -preparer -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-dmoyne/k3bzKevma.tmp -rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-dmoyne/k3bmao9ab.tmp -joliet -joliet-long -hide-joliet-list /tmp/kde-dmoyne/k3b0N17kb.tmp -no-cache-inodes -full-iso9660-filenames -iso-level 2 -path-list /tmp/kde-dmoyne/k3b0YFY...


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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

So you can burn 4.2 GiB, but not 4.4 GiB? That sounds like a units error. 4.4 GiB = 4.72 GB, while a DVD can only hold 4.70 GB.

This is most likely a misunderstanding due to Nautilus' use of non-standard units, Bug #130200 (though k3b's error message could certainly be improved).

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