Burning DVD ISO Images Fails In Ubuntu 9.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 64 from Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron 64 the other day with the hopes that some of my issues with the operating system and desktop experience would be resolved. While a lot of my problems seemed to be improved if not fixed, the Ubuntu 9.04 upgrade did introduce one big problem that is a deal breaker. I can no longer burn dvd images. I can still burn CD data discs and I didn’t try and CD ISO’s because I didn’t want to waste the discs.

K3b gives me this error :


:-[ WRITE@LBA=0h failed with SK=3h/ASC=0Ch/ACQ=80h]: Input/output error
:-( write failed: Input/output error

And Brasero gave me this error :

BraseroWodim process finished with status 254
BraseroWodim called brasero_job_error
BraseroWodim finished with an error
BraseroWodim asked to stop because of an error
  error    = 0
  message  = "no message"
BraseroWodim stopping
BraseroWodim got killed
Session error : unknown (brasero_burn_record burn.c:2602)

Apparently other people are having the same issue. After a bit of searching I gave up on finding a fix or workaround for either K3b or Brasero. I even tried installing the Nero Linux Trial for 64 bit but I got some ambiguous write error.

I ended up taking my burner out of my ubuntu machine and putting it in an old windows box. The first dvd that I’m burning is a windows 7 install disc. After using ubuntu for about 6 months as my primary desktop operating system I think I’m done.

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5 Responses to “Burning DVD ISO Images Fails In Ubuntu 9.04”

  • Ryan Says:

    Yes…good…join us!

  • Amanda Says:

    So… just to clarify:
    You upgraded and suddenly can’t burn DVD’s…

    Instead of figuring out if it was a hardware issue, a bad upgrade, a bad kernel or just a bad boot… instead of going back down to the version that worked for you… you’re wiping it all and going back to Windows.

    Don’t forget to grab and install all the OTHER software you’ll need just to run it: office, image editor, chat programs, anti-virus, anti-spyware, registry cleaner, firewall… and god knows what else.

    “Windows isn’t an operating system, it’s an employment plan – if they DID fix it, imagine how many people and software companies would be out of jobs”

    I have a feeling you’ll be complaining about having to wipe and reinstall Windows 7 in about *checks watch* 6 months to a year.

  • Cody Taylor Says:

    It was a software issue. I linked to the bug report in the post. And I’m not wiping anything. Ubuntu will still have it’s uses so I set up a dual boot. I already have all the other software that I need. I have 2 other windows machines. I just wonder if all that software will work with windows 7. It seems Alcohol 120% doesn’t. And what is this startup repair garbage in Windows 7 that does nothing?

  • Cody Taylor Says:

    @Ryan Yeah, Jody wants to play Sims 3…and I need a browser that works.

  • Senators Says:

    Epic Fail on the Iso Burning DVD with Ubuntu. Really sucks hard and I neither can find a work around. I want windows back. Have to wait until it is released because ubuntu will not burn the Iso,… makes you wonder if Linux and windows have made an arrangement, (lol)

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