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    Default K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    K3B says that my drive supports DVD-R DL writing. K3B shows it only having 1 layer.


    dvd+rw-mediainfo shows
    Code:
    INQUIRY:                [ATAPI   ][DVD A  DH16A6S  ][YA16]
    GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
     Mounted Media:         11h, DVD-R Sequential
     Media ID:              RITEKF1     
     Current Write Speed:   16.0x1385=22160KB/s
     Write Speed #0:        16.0x1385=22160KB/s
     Write Speed #1:        12.0x1385=16620KB/s
     Write Speed #2:        8.0x1385=11080KB/s
     Write Speed #3:        6.0x1385=8310KB/s
     Write Speed #4:        4.0x1385=5540KB/s
     Speed Descriptor#0:    08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@16.0x1385=22160KB/s
     Speed Descriptor#1:    08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@12.0x1385=16620KB/s
     Speed Descriptor#2:    08/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
     Speed Descriptor#3:    00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
     Speed Descriptor#4:    00/2297887 R@16.0x1385=22160KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
    READ DVD STRUCTURE[#10h]:
     Media Book Type:       00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
     Legacy lead-out at:    2298496*2KB=4707319808
    READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
     Media Book Type:       25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
     Last border-out at:    2045*2KB=4188160
    READ DISC INFORMATION:
     Disc status:           blank
     Number of Sessions:    1
     State of Last Session: empty
     "Next" Track:          1
     Number of Tracks:      1
    READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
     Track State:           invisible incremental
     Track Start Address:   0*2KB
     Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
     Free Blocks:           2297888*2KB
     Track Size:            2297888*2KB
    READ CAPACITY:          0*2048=0
    brasero doesn't tell me anything except the DVD isn't big enough to burn a 7GB ISO

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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    Are you sure that's DL media? That media code maps to SL media.

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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    Unless I got robbed...


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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    That's a pretty good looking DVD. Hmm, I notice that it says Side A. So maybe it's not DL but rather DS and you have to turn it over to record the other side? Which is not as convenient as DL because you don't get 8.5G of continuous storage but you do get double the capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    So maybe it's not DL but rather DS and you have to turn it over to record the other side?
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Dang it!!!!!!!

    thanks though

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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    Maybe you can get a refund for the unused ones if they came in jewel boxes. The 9.4 GB is another giveaway that it's DS. DL only gets 8.5 GB due to the reduced capacity of the second layer. DS however gets 2 x 4.7 GB.

    Many versions ago, a SUSE release came on a DS (pressed) DVD. Source RPMs on the reverse side. Confused the heck out of us when it wouldn't boot with the wrong side up (or rather down). And of course the labelling could only go on the inner rim, in small type.

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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    Quote Originally Posted by sliqq View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Dang it!!!!!!!

    thanks though
    Real bummer that.
    Guess if you are new to something... it's kind of confusing because there are just so many choices/makes/descriptions/blurb...
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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    sliqq,
    Such things happen to everybody at some point in their lives & for those who are aware they learn too.
    Also sliqq Welcome to OpenSuSe & its forum!
    Challenge your preconceptions, or they will challenge you.
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    Default Re: K3B - Dual Layer DVD detected as single layer

    Yes, look at the bright side of it, someone else looking who finds this thread will not have to struggle so long, so your pain had some benefit to others.

    Hope your other adventures with Linux go smoother.

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