Burning DVDs

Mark Kane mark at mkproductions.org
Fri Oct 14 15:09:15 PDT 2005

edward wrote:
> Hi all,
> My DVD drive read and mounts CDs and DVDs properly, but K3B refuses to
> burn : "K3B did not find a suitable writer. You will only be able to 
> create an image". Gut feeling is that there probably is something wrong 
> in the drive's read/write permission. I checked the /etc/fstab
> file for read/write status and I got the following :
> # Device           Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    Pass#
> /dev/ad0s3b        none            swap    sw              0       0
> /dev/ad0s3a        /               ufs     rw              1       1
> /dev/acd0          /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0
> This was the default set up that I haven't altered (yet...). Is there a
> reason why the DVD drive would be set in read only mode, as a default ?
> Should I just launch vi and edit the line from ro,noauto to rw,noauto or 
> is there another way ?
> Thanks,
> Edward

Hi there. Try a "make showinfo" in /usr/ports/sysutils/k3b

There are some special steps required to set your burner up.

Hope that helps.


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