Cannot burn any cd/dvds

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by Leszek, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Leszek

    Leszek Member


    recentyly I've installed Ubuntu 8.04. One of my problems with it is that I can't burn any cd/dvds in any application. For example in K3B I add files to the compilation and click "Burn".Then I select "Verify written data","Multisession: no multisession" and set the speed to 4x and again click "Burn".
    After 3 seconds I get an error:"Could not determine size of resulting image file" and everything stops. The debugging output contains:
    /usr/bin/genisoimage exists and /usr/bin/mkisofs is a symbolic link to /usr/bin/genisoimage. In Ubuntu 7.10 everything was working good without such problems. The same dvd burns great under Windows.
    This Ubuntu 8.04 installation is fresh. I've just installed K3B and some media codecs. I even tried reinstalling.
    What can be wrong ?
    Please help.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Does this happen in Brasero as well?
  3. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    Yes it does but Brasero tries to burn the data on dvd.
    However it's error log is 11MB big after burning.
    It says that every file was not burned without errors.
  4. haimari1

    haimari1 New Member

    you shuld install arson

    try apt-get install arson, or just look for it on the web
    make sure you start the program with sudo.

    you can find more help for your desktop at:
  5. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    What difference would Arsen make ? It's a frontend for CD burning, and ripping tools.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    What about Gnomebaker? Does it show errors as well?
  7. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    I don't have it now so I can't tell if it works or not.
    Unfortunately I can't install it now (no Internet connection).
    I've installed NeroLinux (trial) and it works but I'd like to use free software for burning cds/dvds.
  8. nopedx

    nopedx New Member



    Ubuntu 8.04 seems to work for most right out off the "live disk".
    Better yet, Ubuntu 7.10, in my experience, is relatively bullet-proof and
    as Mr. Falco suggests, Brasero, the default burner works quite well.
    I think that's why he suggested Brasero. Good Luck!

  9. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    Yes, I understand the idea but K3B should also work "out of the box".
    When I'll be able to install Brasero I'll do it and post what I came out with.
  10. nopedx

    nopedx New Member


    K3b was voted's Multimedia Utility of the Year
    (2006) by the majority (70%) of voters. (source:Wikipedia)

    Thanks for the response! Am sure you know what your doin'... :)
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  11. sayad

    sayad New Member

    you wont beleive it , i am using the same HL-DT-ST , and beleive meit is teh worst product.
    my writer , after usingg it for 2 yeras just can only write 20 MB , unbelieveabley just 20 mb , i called teh rendor they said it has justa like i have destryed the lense by inserting local disk.
  12. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    I still have that problem because I'm grounded (no Internet connection at home) but I'll do more tests and reinstalls.
    My burner works very well on Windows and I'm very happy of it.Maybe You got a damaged burner ?
  13. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    I have just fully updated my Ubuntu 8.04 and once again tried to burn a DVD.
    This time it worked. I'm not really sure what fixed the problem but I bet it was the updates.
  14. craftycorner

    craftycorner New Member

    Disk Checksum in Brasero

    How do you do a disk integrity check in Basero? It solved the k3b bug so I can now burn...
  15. Max MH

    Max MH New Member

    Man I’m sorry that I can’t help you with the Ubuntu 8.04
    But I’m sure that I can help you in another way.
    Go to the site
    And download the program StarBurn, this one is a powerful burning a grabbing software with not only you will be able burn CDs also DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media.
    It also allows you to split DVD-Video discs into smaller parts and burn them to DVD writable discs and watch DVD videos directly on your PC.
    And the best of all is that is a 100% free.
    Hope you funded useful.
  16. keveenjones

    keveenjones New Member

    First of all you can uninstall K3B and then reinstall K3B software and then you can check with burn process. And then if problem continue then you have to download latest version of that burning software.
  17. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    Thanks for Your interest but I've resolved the issue on 21st August 2008 ;)

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