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How do I burn a DVD to a usb drive in Linux?
Asked by Lilstevie369
Posted Jan 04 2010 02:59 AM
I have a Sony Model DRX-820U DVD Burner using usb 2.0. My os is openSuse 11.1. My computer is an old Dell Dimension 8200 with an abysmal amount of memory of 256 Mg. The system recognizes the drive and will play files just fine, but when I attempt to burn using the K3b DVD burning app, it tells me that write is not enabled. Is there a config file I am missing? Thanks for any help. I am still pretty new to Linux.
Answered by adfm
Posted Jan 04 2010 10:33 AM
Compatibility issues usually arise when trying to use newer gear with older systems. CD Drives are notorious for this. If you're using K3b, you can try increasing the writing buffer size to see if that helps. Settings->Configure K3B->Writing->Advanced->Manual writing buffer size. Give yourself around 4MB. If that doesn't work, you can try unmounting the drive. Sometimes K3b has a problem if it thinks the drive is in use. Additionally, you might want to make sure you have all the requirements for K3b.