NeroLinux says I have wrong media, but I don't

I am trying to burn a CD from nerolinux…

I am running Debian testing on a DELL GX270, all seems fine, except when I try to burn, I get the error that I have the wrong media installed.

Output of NeroHisitory.log is attached.

Debian 1:3.3.5-12 2.6.8-2-686
Nero API version:
Using interface version:
Installed in: /usr/share/nero
Application: Ahead Software AG\NeroLINUX
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15e

Recorder:             <SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352F>Version: T902 - HA 0 TA 0 -
 Adapter driver:      <ide-cdrom>               HA 0
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 72351744 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 495MB (507228kB)
Free physical memory: 18MB (19328kB)
Memory in use       : 96 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

18:38:17        #1 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
        Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media

18:38:17        #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
        Reader running

18:38:38        #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
        Disc check failed: Medium not writable (Wrong CD)

18:38:38        #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
        Write in overburning mode: NO

18:38:38        #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2452
        Recorder: SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-352F
         Medium not present

18:38:38        #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
        >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
        Insert empty disc to write to.
                (Medium in drive: unknown. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)
        Disc not writeable. Insert writeable disc.
                (Medium in drive: CD-R. Medium required by compilation: CD-R/RW.)

If I look at the “disc info” prior to burning, it says that it is a;
BLANK CD-Recordable, 703Mb disc.

So whats up?

Any ideas?

Looks lik this good old kernel 2.6.8 no ?


Debian build…

What do I need to fix this?

Hummm I would say update your kernel if possible… 2.6.12 is working nice

I’ll give it a go,


I have the same problem, i have Debian Sarge with the 2.6.8 Kernel. When i want to burn i get the mesage please insert a blank CDR(W) Disk. So the disk are blank. K3B works fine, i only want nerolinux tu burn bin/cue images of svcds, because with k3b i have problems. On an other computer with Suse Linux 9.3 Nero Linux works fine, so it is a question of the kernel? I dont want to upgrade my kernel in Sarge or is there no other chance? I hope the next Nerolinux version works fine. I think many have the problem with the mesage in Nerolinux that the media are not blank. In this Forum are 4 posting about that problem i think. Thanks if some of you can resolv the problem.

Thanks for all the help;

I updated the kernel to 2.6.12-1 and all is fine now… Works like a charm.

I suppose thats one problem with apt, it doesn’t update the kernel unless you specifically tell it to, I never knew 2.6.12-1 was available for sarge.

Maybe there is a switch somewhere to let it. I’ll have to investigate.


don’t worry to udate your kernel. I installed Sarge with (default 26 stable) kernel 2.6.8 and updated only the kernel to sarge unstable 2.8.12. This can be done even with synaptic. Add unstable to packet sources, update the kernel and remove unstable immediately.
Nero burns well and all is fine. :wink:

What’s a kernel & how do I up date it???

Err… are you really sure you want to use linux? :confused:

Anyway the kernel in linux is the fundamental piece of software that administers syscalls and I/O operations, updating it may depend on the distro you’re using.