k3b - fails to burn a data- dvd with only an amount of 1,6 GB - i am clueless

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k3b - fails to burn a data- dvd with only an amount of 1,6 GB - i am clueless

KDE Version: 4.14.9
QT Version: 4.8.6
Kernel: 3.16.7-53-desktop

Used versions

mkisofs: 1.1.11


/usr/bin/genisoimage: No such file or directory. Invalid node - ‘Dokumente/kampa/lit/verlage/2017_02_28__verlagskontakte’.

mkisofs calculate size command:

/usr/bin/genisoimage -gui -graft-points -print-size -quiet -volid Dokumente -volset
-preparer -sysid LINUX -volset-size 1 -volset-seqno 1 -sort /tmp/kde-martin/k3bva3668.tmp
-rational-rock -hide-list /tmp/kde-martin/k3bHH3668.tmp -joliet -joliet-long -hide-joliet-list /tmp/kde-martin/k3bqL3668.tmp
-no-cache-inodes -full-iso9660-filenames -disable-deep-relocation -iso-level 3 -path-list /tmp/kde-martin/k3bqr3668.tmp

what can i do!?

I haven’t burned a disk in ages but why are you burning an iso level 3 with joliet on a data DVD why not do a UDF structure
from the error I assume (I might be wrong) your issue is the iso path length restriction try an UDF file structure if that fails rename or move a directory from the compilation


many thanks for the quick reply hmmm - i guess i made a big mistake. Sure thing - i want to burn a data-dvd
i want to backup 1.6 GB

what did i do wrong !? I do not need to burn at iso-level.

i just want to burn a data - dvd

How to proceed?

I’m guessing the directory and or file names are too long for iso level 3
it could also be a non-US character in the file/dir names I remember not being able to burn a disk because a pdf file on it had an accented character and the ISO file system does not support them
my 2¢ is check your directory and file names if everything looks good (no too long paths or accented chars) use an UDF only directory structure
afaik all Data DVD drives support UDF, and UDF has both unicode and long path name support

one more thing as k3b uses /tmp for temporary iso directory check you have enough free space in your root partition
if you are using btrfs you might not have enough space, in that case clean some snap shots or tell k3b to use your home partition for temporary files

hello again

many many thanks - now it works.
i did some adjustments - in file-system etc. etc.

thanks again. greetings