[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Bug#652498: FATAL : Cannot reserve track of 7932674048 bytes

Thomas Schmitt scdbackup at gmx.net
Sun Dec 18 14:30:35 UTC 2011


> mrvn at storage:~% xorriso -outdev /dev/hda
> Media status : is blank

Allegedly no impact.
Did you always use the same medium or did you try several ones
from that pack ?

> mrvn at storage:~% cat iso | xorriso -as cdrecord -v dev=/dev/hda -eject -
> libburn : FATAL : SCSI error on write(544,16): [3 0C 00] Write error

As expected. Omitting the RESERVE TRACK command did only postpone
the error until WRITE commands shall be performed. I assume that 544
blocks (~ 1 MB) is in the range of the drive's buffer size. So it
aborted when the first physical write operations were due to happen.

Hard to say anything else but that the drive does not work well with
the media. Googling "GSA-4163B" ... 2005. Were there already 8x DVD+R DL
media in 2005 ? Further googling yields the promise to write 4x.
And it has 2 MB of buffer. So it was only half full when the first WRITE
command failed.

It would be worth a try with "2.4x" or "4x" media.

The effective write speed itself cannot be the reason, as the failure
happens early during writing or even before writing. But the "8x" media
might be too modern for the drive.
If you have access to a newer drive, try them there,

Have a nice day :)


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