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Linux Lite does not identify my CD/DVD Drive
« on: August 17, 2016, 07:49:07 PM »
 

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I've used XFBurn, k3b, and Brasero software and the computer does not recognize my CD/DVD drive when I'm trying to burn an ISO image on a blank DVD. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 08:28:37 PM »
 

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Hi az-suomi,

Welcome to Linux Lite and the community :)

Is the drive recognized at all, i.e. are you able to read from it?

Two actions to get more clarity on what's going on.

1. Please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t), run this command:
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inxi -dand post the output

2. in Xfburn: Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Devices
Can you see your device there? Also check which possible actions are ticked there.

Hope that helps :)

 

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 09:39:38 PM »
 

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The response in terminal when I type: inxi -d:

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HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (7.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HE160HJ size: 160.0GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: PLDS DVD-ROM DH-16D5S
           dev-links: cdrom,dvd
           Features: speed: 125x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none

When I go into preferences in Xfburn, it cannot identify a cd/dvd drive. When I order it to burn an ISO image, the start button is greyed out as are some of the other functions.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 10:38:45 PM »
 

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Perhaps you just have a dvd rom, and not a dvd burner.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 10:52:23 PM »
 

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What's the output of:

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dmesg | egrep -i --color 'cdrom|dvd|cd/rw|writer'
 

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The response in terminal when I type: inxi -d:

HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (7.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HE160HJ size: 160.0GB
           Optical: /dev/sr0 model: PLDS DVD-ROM DH-16D5S
           dev-links: cdrom,dvd
           Features: speed: 125x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none

When I go into preferences in Xfburn, it cannot identify a cd/dvd drive. When I order it to burn an ISO image, the start button is greyed out as are some of the other functions.

I guess torreydale's assumption is correct looking at the output.
ROM = read only memory; A -ROM drive can read discs but not write to them.
rw = read write; none means there is no rw capability

I couldn't find a data sheet. If you have one, you can check our assumption. Usually you can find this information also on the drive itself.

PS: Have you ever burnt a CD/DVD with it?
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Output of:

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cat /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/info
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 09:55:51 PM »
 

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Terminal reply was:

drive name:      sr0
drive speed:      48
drive # of slots:   1
Can close tray:      1
Can open tray:      1
Can lock tray:      1
Can change speed:   1
Can select disk:   0
Can read multisession:   1
Can read MCN:      1
Reports media changed:   1
Can play audio:      1
Can write CD-R:      0
Can write CD-RW:   0
Can read DVD:      1
Can write DVD-R:   0
Can write DVD-RAM:   0
Can read MRW:      1
Can write MRW:      1
Can write RAM:      1
 

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You just have a reader, not a writer.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 05:20:46 PM »
 

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I have to burn ISO images to a blank DVD using CDBurnerXP on another computer. Is there any upgrading I can do through the terminal or the internet or would I need a new CD/DVD ROM drive for my computer? 
 

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A read-only DVD drive cannot inherit the ability to write to DVDs.  So no, there is no software upgrade or terminal command that can do this.  And yes, to burn ISO images to DVDs, you'll need to use a computer that has a DVD burner or buy a DVD burner for the PC in question.

Another option would be to burn ISO images to USB flash drives.
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