Recommended DVD burning tool in SLE10

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  • 29-Sep-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


If you are using the cdrecord-dvd binary you may run into a situation where it does not support your DVD drive and modes properly. Cause: the DVD patch for the binary is a bit old in SLE10.

You may get a message similar to the following:

cdrecord-dvd: Found DVD media: using cdr_mdvd.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc DVD-R(W) driver (mmc_mdvd).
Supported modes: PACKET SAO
Drive buf size : 1409024 = 1376 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
cdrecord-dvd: Drive does not support TAO recording.
cdrecord-dvd: Illegal write mode for this drive.

When infact your drive does support TAO the DVD patch for cdrecord-dvd does not know or recognize that it does.


The recommended tool for burning a DVD on SLE10 is growisofs.

Please use the following command to burn a DVD with growisofs:

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=some_file.iso

(some_file.iso is the path and file name to the ISO image you are burning)

Attention: You may have to change the device being used from /dev/dvd to whatever your system recognizes.

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