Unable to burn iso image to disc



The product is not listed in the dropdown menu, I have the DVS-R47A/U Pioneer DVD-R Recordable Discs


Hi, I’m new around here. I just joined today because I’m having trouble with getting an image of yellow dog 6.1 linux to burn to my Pioneer Blank DVD 120min/4.7GB in order for me to install it on my PS3 60GB CECHA01.

First of all, my drive is the Philips DVD+RW DVD8631. It works and has worked with other types of blank media (Memorex and Sony) but for some reason I can not get it to burn to this particular brand of disc no matter what program I use. I usually use Sonic Record Now but I don’t really like it so I got BurnDeep.

Just today, I accidentally messed up the burn of that yellow dog 6.1 image to my Sony DVD-R and all I had left was a box of these Pioneer DVD-R DVS-R47A/U. However, I can not get the stupid computer to burn to these types of discs. I have tried it on two different blank discs and no luck. I used Quikeee’s BQFlasher to update my drive to the latest GD30 firmware, but still no dice.

No matter what program I use, it starts the burning process but seconds later with no progress my comp spits back out the blank DVD-R and gives me an error message. On DeepBurner specifically it says WRITER ERROR [ILLEGAL REQUEST (CANNOT WRITE MEDIUM-INCOMPATIBLE FORMAT)]

I could easily fix this by buying different discs but I don’t know when the next time I can get to the store is because my parents won’t let me get my drivers liscense. -_-

Any and all help is appreciated. Please halp me!


Greetings, and welcome to CDFreaks! Glad you could join us! :slight_smile:

First, looking at the model number for the discs that you posted, it seems to correspond to some very old Pioneer 2x DVD-R media. One of the problems with using media that old in a more modern burner is that proper support for it may not be present in the burner’s firmware, and consequently, you may have problems using it, as you have experienced. You see, over time, as newer burners have been introduced and older media has been discontinued, many manufacturers have removed support for that older media from their firmware. In particular, many modern burners may have difficulty burning older 1x, 2x, and 4x media. One solution to this problem would be to use the media in an older 8x, 4x, or 2x burner, which is more likely to have support for it than a modern 16x, 18x, 20x, or 22x burner.

Second, the burner that you have, the Philips DVD8631, may actually function better if you were to do something that people around here call cross-flashing. You see, the DVD8631 is also known by another name, the BenQ DW1620, and sometimes (but not always), when you convert a drive into it’s other persona using a firmware cross-flash, the drive can work better and some technical problems that may have afflicted the drive previously can be fixed. Once again, cross-flashing is not a guaranteed solution, but it can work wonders in certain circumstances. I suspect that in your case, the latest version of the firmware available for the DW1620, which is B7W9, may help. As you did before (although it was unnecessary previously, since BQFlasher is only needed when cross-flashing, not flashing regular firmware), you would need to use BQFlasher to cross-flash your DVD8631 into a DW1620. Please be CAREFUL and make sure that you have checked and double-checked everything before you attempt a cross-flash. Flashing the wrong firmware on your drive will turn it into a doorstop. You have been warned.

Lastly, I definitely think you should buy some new DVDs (and if you can’t get out, ask Mom or Dad to get them). The media you are using is actually pretty rare, and to be honest, one thing you could do, depending on how many discs you have left, is to try selling them on eBay. There are a lot of people out there, many of whom frequent forums like CDfreaks, that actually collect old and rare media like that, and you might be able to make some money and use it to buy some new discs (that way, Mom and Dad can’t complain about spending their money). Just a thought.

Once again, welcome. :flower:


Very good post negritude.

It would be a shame to turn these Pioneer disks into coasters Comray. Pioneer no longer makes media. If you can make it to the store, especially if there is a Best Buy nearby, I’d look for 8x Verbatim disks. There were still some at my local store. If the 8x aren’t available, try the Verbatim 16x.


Geez…I thought what I did was already cross-flashing. XD That tutorial confused me enough.

I’ll give it a go and see what happens.


Okay I crossflashed with the BenQ 1620 B7W9 and still no dice.


Try setting your burn speed to 2x. That is the rated speed of those disks. But you’ll be much better off using different media.


The lowest that program will let me go for some reason is 5x and Sonic doesn’t give me any options at all so I can’t do anything about that…


ImgBurn has finer control on burning speed. Free to download and use. www.imgburn.com