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Re: [Vox-Outreach] Need more CD burns!



On Mon 12 May 03,  2:02 PM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@netscape.net> opined:
> I burned a few Knoppix and GNUWinII CDs for a recent event.  I found 
> that if my CD record program told me it wrote OK, then I could mount, 
> read a couple html files, and umount without any trouble on any _CDR_ 
> drive (this was my test).  However, they did not work on some older 
> CDROM drives.  Some of these problem CDROM drives would read the CDRs, 
> but _very_ slowly and with lots of noise; others wouldn't read them at all.
 
yeah, that's a pretty general problem with older drives.  i've found
the exact same thing.

> btw:  I wish I had time to burn a few more for the GTC event, but I am 
> experiencing technical difficulties with my home desktop and have 
> limited time to fix it.  Maybe next time.

post it to vox-tech when you have a chance.  i'll try to help if it's
something i know about.
 
also, bill, if you want to come over and burn cd's all day long while i
work on my dissertation, you're more than welcome to come over.  i'll
even feed you.  :)

pete
 
 
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >On Mon 12 May 03,  4:25 PM, Mike Simons <msimons@moria.simons-clan.com> 
> >opined:
> >
> >>On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 12:13:07AM -0700, Michael Wenk wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Saturday 10 May 2003 11:30 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>Out of curiosity, what seems to be the failure rate?
> >>>>(That is, how many discs seem to come out bad?)
> >>>
> >>>Out the of the batch I sent in, I had 2 discs fail(which is around 4%.)  
> >>>Lately it seems higher, but that was because I was burning them on a 
> >>>system with a faster CD burner, but slowing the burn speed back down 
> >>>seems to have corrected that problem.  I figure it have around 4% 
> >>>failure rate or so when its all over.
> >>
> >> Wow... I didn't expect that many failures, I've not burned disks... in
> >>the last 4 years.  I'm just surprised.
> >>
> >>
> >>>>How long does it take to test?  I'm not completely opposed to handing 
> >>>>out
> >>>>a few discs that might not boot, if it means being able to have a LOT 
> >>>>more
> >>>>discs on-hand.  If people have problems, they know how to get ahold of 
> >>>>us.
> >>>
> > 
> >point of reference - the only time i've *ever* burned coasters is when i
> >played a game like quake3 while writing a cd.  other than that, i've had
> >a 0% failure rate.
> >
> >
> >> I would prefer the disks be verified before the event...
> >
> >
> >you don't even have to verify it.  just:
> >
> >   mount /cdrom; umount /cdrom
> >
> >and getting a prompt back quickly is enough.
> >
> >pete

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