DVD+RW and FreeBSD 4.7

Joshua Oreman oremanj at webserver.get-linux.org
Thu May 1 15:40:56 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 10:09:55AM -0700 or thereabouts, JR Richards seemed to write:
> Hello Folks,
> I'm running FreeBSD 4.7 with a Sony DVD+RW drive and am trying to get
> this darn thing to work with burncd.
> These are the packages that I added recently:
> Cdrtools-2.00
> Mkisofs-2.00

Not needed for +RW.

> This is what happens when I try to run burncd by hand:
> backup# burncd -q -f /dev/acd0c -s 10 data filename
> burncd: ioctl(CDRIOCNEXTWRITEABLEADDR): Input/output error
> Can anyone help me get this thing up?

To format a DVD+RW (needs to be done only once):
# burncd -f /dev/acd0c format dvd+rw
To write a file:
# burncd -f /dev/acd0c -s max dvdrw filename
It will erase the DVD if there's already stuff on it.

-- Josh

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