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I've been trying to burn a few music cd's and also Underground Desktop. With the cds I've had to burn them over and over again before one finally works. I ...
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    CD burning trouble..


    I've been trying to burn a few music cd's and also Underground Desktop. With the cds I've had to burn them over and over again before one finally works. I wasted 5 cds trying to burn one. Now, is the problem K3b, or is it my burner? My burner has been getting alot of use recently because I backed up my hard drive to disks since I don't have a DVD drive nor an extra HDD..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbk
    I've been trying to burn a few music cd's and also Underground Desktop. With the cds I've had to burn them over and over again before one finally works. I wasted 5 cds trying to burn one. Now, is the problem K3b, or is it my burner? My burner has been getting alot of use recently because I backed up my hard drive to disks since I don't have a DVD drive nor an extra HDD..
    What speed have you tried burning at?
    I seem to remember that sometimes 4x is about max - even with super fast 52x drives.
    hth
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    I burn at 4x, but with the music cds I've found that if I burn at 48x (max for my drive) sometimes it works.. However, I've always burnt iso's at 4x because I've heard it's bad to burn them at high speeds.

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    Check dmesg for errors on your burners device name - for /dev/hdc
    Code:
    dmesg |grep -i /dev/hdc/
    I fried one last year from overuse. I don't have any problem burning ISOs, even at high speed. I burn CDs at 48x and DVDs at 8x. Actually my DVD burner is 16x, but it never wants to burn at that speed even with good quality 16x media.

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    dmesg doesn't display anything at all, so I guess that isn't it. I might just have my friend let me use his burner for a day or so so that I can finally get this sorted, or maybe take one out of another computer.

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