I have an OEM BenQ DW1620a in my Linux server since I thought it would be a cheap backup device. Also, these drives are dirt cheap and I have another one that works really well so what the heck.
Anyway, I have an iso I’m trying to burn (I’m making backups of the install discs for my new laptop) and I can’t get it to write. It’s driving me crazy. dvdrecord says that the disc is too small, and that I’d have to overburn. Well, the file is about 1 gigabyte in size and it’s a blank DVD+R, so there’s lots of space.
I think I read somewhere once that DVDs like to be burned to at least a gig so I wonder if that’s the problem. Maybe this is a nudge too small.
Track 01: data 814 MB
Total size: 935 MB (92:40.34) = 417026 sectors
Lout start: 935 MB (92:42/26) = 417026 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP start of lead out: 157789 (35:05/64)
Blocks total: 157789 Blocks current: 157789 Blocks remaining: -259237
dvdrecord: WARNING: Data may not fit on current disk.
dvdrecord: Notice: Most recorders cannot write CD’s >= 90 minutes.
dvdrecord: Notice: Use -ignsize option to allow >= 90 minutes.
dvdrecord: Notice: Use -overburn option to write more than the official disk capacity.
dvdrecord: Notice: Most CD-writers do overburning only on DAO mode.
This is with Debian Sarge. I don’t have KDE or Gnome installed since it’s a server so I’m stuck with the command line.