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

INQUIRY:                [ATAPI   ][DVD A  DH16A6S  ][YA16]
 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
 Media Book Type:       00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
 Legacy lead-out at:    2298496*2KB=4707319808
 Media Book Type:       25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
 Last border-out at:    2045*2KB=4188160
 Disc status:           blank
 Number of Sessions:    1
 State of Last Session: empty
 "Next" Track:          1
 Number of Tracks:      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

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

Maxell DVD-R RITEKF1… 16x - DVD Media and Blu-ray Disc Media- VideoHelp.com

Unless I got robbed…


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.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Dang it!!! :frowning:

thanks though

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.

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…

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!

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. :good:

Hope your other adventures with Linux go smoother.