[Pkg-libburnia-devel] BR-RE blank disk - Pioneer BDR-2208 - initial format fails

Jack Dodds brmdamon at hushmail.com
Wed Apr 17 00:45:17 UTC 2013

Hello Thomas,

Sorry for the extended delay in testing your patch.  I was away from
home for two weeks and just returned.

I did an apt-get source libburn, then downloaded your file
changeset_r5014.diff, applied the patch, built the Debian packages
libburn4 and cdrskin using dpkg-buildpackage, and installed them with dpkg.

Then I loaded a virgin BD-RE disk in the BDR-2208 and entered:

cdrskin -v dev=/dev/sr0 blank=as_needed -eject

The result:

cdrskin 1.2.2 : limited cdrecord compatibility wrapper for libburn
cdrskin: verbosity level : 1
cdrskin: NOTE : greying out all drives besides given dev='/dev/sr0'
cdrskin: scanning for devices ...
cdrskin: ... scanning for devices done
cdrskin: status 1 burn_disc_blank "The drive holds a blank disc"
Current: BD-RE
cdrskin: beginning to format disc
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed MAX in real FORMAT mode for single
Last chance to quit, starting real write in   0 seconds. Operation starts.
cdrskin: NOTE : Drive does not support media certification
cdrskin: formatting done
Formatting time:   28.005s

(Before the patch, this gave "cdrskin: formatting failed")

Excellent!  The problem appears to be solved.

Thank you for your help!  Long live Linux!

Jack Dodds

On 01/04/13 11:09 AM, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> it turned out that the inquired info about the drive's formatting
> capabilities was used only in one of two code pieces where this
> matters. cdrskin -blank=as_needed ran through the neglected one.
> xorriso -format "as_needed" and its automatic formatting before
> writing are not affected because they do not try to enable
> media certification.
> I have now committed a fix for this bug as
>   http://www.libburnia-project.org/changeset/5014
> and uploaded a cdrskin development snapshot
>   http://scdbackup.webframe.org/cdrskin-1.2.9.tar.gz
> To be built by
>   tar xzf cdrskin-1.2.9.tar.gz
>   cd cdrskin-1.2.9
>   ./configure && make
>   cdrskin/compile_cdrskin.sh -g
> It can then be used without installation as
>   ./cdrskin/cdrskin ...options...
> Now my Optiarc drive gets not bothered any more with unsupported
> requests for media certification.
> I expect the same to happen on the Pioneer drive of Jack Dodds.
> After this has been confirmed, i propose to patch this bug fix into
> the libburn-1.2.2 that is distributed by Debian testing.
> Have a nice day :)
> Thomas

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