[7.10] nautilus-cd-burner error output non-specific / helpful in regards to exceeding space

Bug #160793 reported by Christer Edwards
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nautilus-cd-burner (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus-cd-burner

We attempted to burn a DVD with 4.4G of data on a displayed 4.7G writable DVD using the CD/DVD Creator tool. The burning would not be successful and reported a general error, the only someone helpful output being "Compatible media types are: DVD+R". The disc and drive are both compatible with that type.

Only after installing gnomebaker did an error report show that disc space would be exceeded on that disk and the burn would not be possible. Removing the .4G from the attempted burn then worked successfully in the CD/DVD Creator tool.

Bug should be along the lines of more clear error output or improved recognition of disc usage.

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Christer Edwards (christer.edwards) wrote :

More details on the current error output.

Write to Disc: Data Size: 4.4GB (click Write)

"Reload a rewriteable or Blank Disc. Please replace the disc in the drive with a supported disc with at least 4.4 GiB free. The following disc types are supported: DVD+R DL"

Again, reducing the data size to 4G causes the burn to be successful, despite the error reporting 4.4G would be sufficient.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

DVD−R and DVD+R have slightly different capacities (4.71 GB vs 4.70 GB, respectively), and you have to take into account the difference between standard GB (1,000,000,000 bytes), and Nautilus "GB" (1,073,741,824 bytes = 1 GiB). Nautilus CD burner should actually be reporting in GiB, though, so a DVD+R can only fit something less than 4.38 GiB. 4.40 GiB won't fit. Is this your problem?

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Without a response, I'm going to assume this is a duplicate of Bug 14422.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

We are closing this bug report as it lacks the information, described in the previous comments, we need to investigate the problem further. However, please reopen it if you can give us the missing information and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.

Changed in nautilus-cd-burner:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
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