Pioneer DVR-108 - Issue With Burning An ISO Image

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#1

Hi!

I have a Pioneer DVR-108 unit on an approx. five year old assembled PC running
Windows XP Pro+Sp3 with Nod32 AV, Malwarebytes’ AntiMalware and Super AntiSpyware installed.
Recently wanting to try out Linux Mint and also Zorin OS on my PC, I downloaded the iso images
from their websites, verified the file’s md5 checksum and using Imgburn burned
the images (separately of course), on two Verbatim DVD-R blanks from a recently
purchased a stack of 100 blank DVD’s.
The DVD’s were burnt using the slowest speed of 1x, using the ‘verify’ option.
When trying to boot the PC with these discs, I get to see the initial splash screen
of the Linux and Zorin software but get no further than that as the monitor screen goes blank
and nothing happens thereafter!
Assuming that there could be something wrong with the DVD blanks, I tried
another brand of DVD blank with the same result.
I even tried another burning software (CDBurnerXP) with the same result.
I then took the DVD to another PC (Dell) and was surprised to see no problems
installing the same Linux software!
So then this begs the question – What ails this DVD-ROM Writer?:confused:
By the way , this unit of mine plays all other DVD’s, like movies for example, without a hitch.
I hope I am not missing something but would be most grateful if some one here
can throw some light on this vexing issue, before I go out and buy another unit.
Thanks in advance
Regards


#2

[QUOTE=jraahm;2627590]Hi!

I have a Pioneer DVR-108 unit on an approx. five year old assembled PC running
Windows XP Pro+Sp3 with Nod32 AV, Malwarebytes’ AntiMalware and Super AntiSpyware installed.
Recently wanting to try out Linux Mint and also Zorin OS on my PC, I downloaded the iso images
from their websites, verified the file’s md5 checksum and using Imgburn burned
the images (separately of course), on two Verbatim DVD-R blanks from a recently
purchased a stack of 100 blank DVD’s.
[B][B]The DVD’s were burnt using the slowest speed of 1x, using the ‘verify’ option.[/B][/B]
When trying to boot the PC with these discs, I get to see the initial splash screen
of the Linux and Zorin software but get no further than that as the monitor screen goes blank
and nothing happens thereafter!
Assuming that there could be something wrong with the DVD blanks, I tried
another brand of DVD blank with the same result.
I even tried another burning software (CDBurnerXP) with the same result.
I then took the DVD to another PC (Dell) and was surprised to see no problems
installing the same Linux software!
So then this begs the question – What ails this DVD-ROM Writer?:confused:
By the way , this unit of mine plays all other DVD’s, like movies for example, without a hitch.
I hope I am not missing something but would be most grateful if some one here
can throw some light on this vexing issue, before I go out and buy another unit.
Thanks in advance
Regards[/QUOTE]

Dream on, you cannot burn them at 1x.
And because they are probably 16x DVD-R, it would be kinda stupid to burn at such slow rates anyway.


#3

Chef, thank you for your reply.
I did mention that the same DVD burned at 1x speed did work fine on another machine’s DVD ROM
So why does it not work on my writer?
Anyway for what it was worth, I did burn another DVD with 16x speed, which as your rightly mentioned
was what was on the DVD stack outer cover - 16x
Unfortunately this DVD did not work either - I see the splash screen, and then nothing!
Anymore ideas please?
Thanks!


#4

Yo-

With the Pioneer 108 - strongly suggest burning the Verbatim at 8x - and if that doesn’t work - try them at 4x.


#5

Burning that 16x rated dvd media at 8x seems to be a good compromise.


#6

Mike, Chef,

I burned another two discs at the speeds you recommended - 4x and 8x - both of which did not work.
With this I have burned DVD’s at 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x
I repeat, all these discs work on other PC’s (Dell) equipped with DVD Writers.
I have even tried burning a DVD from one of these Writers and tried it out on my DVD writer.
It still does not read/boot off this DVD.
So now I am wondering if this is a problem related to just my Writer and not the iso image,
not the brand of DVD used, not the burning process employed, not the speed at which the iso image
is burned on the DVD etc.
To sum up, my Writer just does not read a DVD that has an iso image burned on it.
Should I post this problem on another forum - CD/DVD Writers - Asus/Pioneer Writers forum here.?
Please help, thanks!


#7

Yo-

WHOA!!!

Are we confusing DVD with CD-R’s??


#8

I still think burning DVD at 1x is not posible with this writer unless you tweak the firmware massively…

Probably you burnt DVD-R at 2x and DVD+R at 2.4x - that would be possible.

You burnt a bootable image to the DVDs, right?
So please insert such a DVD, and try booting from it.
Remember to force booting from the ODD according to your BIOS/info.

If that fails, the burner could have a problem, maybe some dirt on the lens(es).


#9

Chef - Yes, I burnt a bootable iso image to the DVD’s and as mentioned in my earlier posts,
I have no problem using them on other Computers/Writers to boot into the Linux OS
Mike - Yes, we are talking about DVD’s and not CD-R’s:iagree:

If there was dirt on the lenses, will it read other DVD’s, like a movie DVD for example?
I haven’t had any problems watching a DVD movie from my writer.
It’s just an iso image burnt on the DVD that’s causing this issue.
Thanks!


#10

Then this ISO is the problem, nothing else.


#11

I updated the firmware from version 1.17 to version 1.18, and also
unplugged and replugged all the cables to the unit.
Glad to say that it is now working perfectly and am able to boot off the discs
without any problems now.
Thanks for everyone’s help!