I recently installed a Sony DRU-710 DVD drive and NeroLINUX 22.214.171.124 on a Dell workstation running RedHat Enterprise 3. The system is set up with 1G of Ram, 2G swap space, and a couple of large disk drives. I was able to burn a short (<1G) DVD to either DVD+R or DVD+RW media, but if I try to burn a full 4.2G DVD Nero crashes almost immediately with a segmentation fault error.
Curiously, I had tried earlier to do this same thing (4.2G DVD) using K3B, and found that using K3B I could burn the data to a DVD+RW, but that if I attempted to write to a DVD+R all I could do was make coasters. Examining the disk with K3B showed about a 1Meg track written, but nothing that could be mounted or read. The RW DVD had no problem with mounting or reading.
I am attempting to back up the root file system of my hard disk. I am excluding the /tmp and /var directories, as well as a couple of network-mounted file systems. Everything being backed up is local.
Anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong here?