What does "Illegal disk" mean?

:confused:Hi all!

What does “Illegal disk” mean? Does it refer to the drive or the media?

Using a trial version of Nero 4 linux in simulation mode (no coasters) and it keeps coming up with this message:



Linux (openSUSE 11.2 (x86_64)) 2.6.31.8-0.1-desktop (x86_64)
Nero API version: 9.7.0.132
Using interface version: 9.0.1.4
Installed in: /usr/lib64/nero/
Application: Nero AG\Nero Linux
Internal Version: 9, 7, 0, 132

Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N>  Version: A101 - HA 5 TA 0 - 0.0.0.0
 Adapter driver:      <ahci>                    HA 5
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      via Inquiry data
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 3924MB (4018692kB)
Free physical memory: 3068MB (3142236kB)
Memory in use       : 21 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

31.1.2010
NeroAPI
04:12:41 PM    #1 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3317
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N
    Buffer underrun protection activated
    
04:12:41 PM    #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3647
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using CD-R/RW media
    
04:12:41 PM    #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 313
    Last possible write address on media:   359846
    Last address to be written:             338943
    
04:12:41 PM    #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 325
    Write in overburning mode: NO
    
04:12:41 PM    #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2856
    Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N;
       CDR code: 00 97 17 06; OSJ entry from: Moser Baer India Limited
       ATIP Data:
         Special    Info [hex] 1: D0 00 A0, 2: 61 11 06 (LI 97:17.06), 3: 4F 3B 4A (LO 79:59.74)
         Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 00 (invalid), 2: 00 00 00 (invalid), 3: 00 00 00 (invalid)
    
04:12:41 PM    #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 500
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================
    
04:12:41 PM    #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 734
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
     0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, Joliet)
        2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
        original disc pos #0 + 338944 (338944) = #338944/75:19.19
        not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
        -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 338944 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N (H:5 T:0)]
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    
04:12:41 PM    #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 936
    Prepare [HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N (H:5 T:0)] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
     MCN: ""
     TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
     Tracks 1 to 1:                                  Idx 0         Idx 1      Next Trk
       1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0        307200     694464512, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
     ___Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_____Size_|______NWA_|_RecDep__________
         -150 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
         -150 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
            0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 |   338944 |   338944 | 0x00
       338944 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 |        0 |        0 | 0x00
    
04:12:41 PM    #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4354
    Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-No, small files-Yes (<32KB)
    
04:12:41 PM    #10 Phase 24 File ExtendedProgress.cpp, Line 537
    Caching of files started
    
04:12:42 PM    #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4476
    Cache writing successful.
    
04:12:42 PM    #12 Phase 25 File ExtendedProgress.cpp, Line 537
    Caching of files completed
    
04:12:42 PM    #13 Phase 32 File ExtendedProgress.cpp, Line 537
    Simulation started at 10x (1500 KB/s)
    
04:12:42 PM    #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2690
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
    
04:12:42 PM    #15 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17580
    StartDAO : CD-Text - Off
    
04:12:42 PM    #16 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21804
    Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
    
04:12:42 PM    #17 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 17808
    CueData, Len=32
    41 00 00 14 00 00 00 00 
    41 01 00 10 00 00 00 00 
    41 01 01 10 00 00 02 00 
    41 aa 01 14 00 4b 15 13 
    
04:12:42 PM    #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 273
    Pipe memory size 83836800
    
04:12:48 PM    #19 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1273
    16:12:48 - HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N (H:5 T:0) : Queue again later
    
04:13:13 PM    #20 SCSI -1046 File SCSIInterface.cpp, Line 624
    SCSI Exec, HA 5, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0x1070400
    Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status   0x05 (0x0B, SCSI_TASTATUS_FAILED)
    Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
    Sense Code: 0x30
    Sense Qual: 0x05
    CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0xFF 0xFF 0xFF 0x6A 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A 
                0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x80 0x30 0x05 
    
04:13:13 PM    #21 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
    Illegal disc
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA11N (H:5 T:0)
    
04:13:13 PM    #22 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 1455
    SetDriveCaps: Set LAST LBA of layer 1 to 0
    
04:13:13 PM    #23 Phase 34 File ExtendedProgress.cpp, Line 537
    Simulation failed at 10x (1500 KB/s)

System info: Dell Studio 1745, openSUSE 11.2 default, drive: HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GA11N, kernel 2.6.31.8-0.1

I’ve tried with three brands of media with no change. If the problem is with the drive, how do I reset that?

I use neither Linux nor Nero, so my experience won’t help you much. All I can say is that Key Illegal Request errors are usually a mismatch between burner and media.

I looked at the Dell site and did not find an updated firmware for your drive. Newer firmware is normally the first thing to try, but not applicable here.

From your log, you are trying to burn a cd made by Moser Baer. This doesn’t tell me the brand, but this shouldn’t be an unknown disk. If you can find some, I’d try Taiyo Yuden cds, or Verbatim brand dvds. You can buy Taiyo Yuden under the JVC premium brand, for example: http://www.tapeonline.com/products/jvc-cd-r-premium-grade-cd-r-52x Other well known online shops also carry TY, like rima.com and supermediastore.com. Verbatim dvds are available locally at Best Buy.

Can you use one of the Linux burning programs and get a successful burn?

Disc is unsupported *Drive doesn’t know how to burn this disc.
Try updating your drives firmware, manufacturers commonly add “Strategies” for burning new disc types to revised firmwares.

K3b can be installed in practically every linux distro, and works fine, the using standard linux backend CDR/DVDR writing tools. Use your application manager for this.

I also haven’t used nero for about 6 years.

Current versions of Imgburn can also be used in WINE succesfully.

No programs will help you if the media is not supported by your burner though - Update your drives firmware, or use a different brand & MID of disc.