Ask Your Question

Revision history [back]

First check that you drive is detected by the kernel

sudo lsusb

Should tell you the usb device and drive

then user wodim to check your dvd drive

wodim  -checkdrive

Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...

Detected CD-R drive: /dev/sr0
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : 
Vendor_info    : 'Slimtype'
Identification : 'DVD A  DS8A9SH  '
Revision       : 'EC61'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
wodim: Cannot load media with this drive!
wodim: Try to load media by hand.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE FORCESPEED

Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R

You can check which device you DVD burner is like:

wodim --devices

If wodim show you the device you can burn a DVD like this:

wodim dev=/dev/sg0 -dao -eject -ovwoderburn -v Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso

First check that you drive is detected by the kernel

sudo lsusb

Should tell you the usb device and drive

then user wodim to check your dvd drive

wodim  -checkdrive

Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...

Detected CD-R drive: /dev/sr0
Using /dev/cdrom of unknown capabilities
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : 
Vendor_info    : 'Slimtype'
Identification : 'DVD A  DS8A9SH  '
Revision       : 'EC61'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
wodim: Cannot load media with this drive!
wodim: Try to load media by hand.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE FORCESPEED

Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R

You can check which device you DVD burner is like:

wodim --devices

wodim --devices

If wodim show you the device you can burn a DVD like this:

wodim  dev=/dev/sg0 -dao -eject -ovwoderburn -v Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso

Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso

Hope this help