[Gllug] Can't blank CDRW

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Mon Apr 29 22:35:21 UTC 2002

For no particularly good reason, I can't blank a CDRW.  It's a brand
new disk, my first ever CDRW.

I _THINK_ I'm doing everything right.  Can't see what else there is to it!

sudo cdrecord blank=all dev=0,0,0

Cdrecord 1.10 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 Jorg Schilling
scsidev: '0,0,0'
scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.19
Using libscg version 'schily-0.5'
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 0
Response Format: 1
Vendor_info    : '_NEC    '
Identifikation : 'NR-7700A        '
Revision       : '1.01'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : SWABAUDIO
cdrecord: Drive needs to reload the media to return to proper status.
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 4 in write mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 0 seconds. Operation
cdrecord: Input/output error. blank unit: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB:  A1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03 00 00
Sense Key: 0x3 Medium Error, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x73 Qual 0x03 (power calibration area error) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 23.269s timeout 9600s
cdrecord: Cannot blank disk, aborting.


Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>
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