burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom only read media.

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MosheLikesBagels7
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burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom only read media.

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burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd optical drive only read media. Everything works OK in Windows 10, I can write to disk and read from disk.

How do I correct the situation?

Installed Linux Mint 18.2 Mate

moshe7@moshe7-ThinkPad-T420 ~ $ ls /dev/sr0
/dev/sr0

moshe7@moshe7-ThinkPad-T420 ~ $ dmesg | grep DVD
[ 4.655489] ata2.00: ATAPI: Optiarc DVD ROM DDU7710H, 1RS0, max UDMA/100
[ 4.662305] scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM Optiarc DVD ROM DDU7710H 1RS0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
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Please note that no burning software can write to drive at present. I've even tried Nero 4, and through playonlinux imgburn.
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Re: burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom only read media.

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Hi "MosheLikesBagels7",

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Assuming you installed the 3rd party multimedia applications (mint-meta-codecs) during the Linux Mint installation, like almost everyone should, have you installed "ubuntu-restricted-extras" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)? If not, I recommend doing that.

It is generally accepted that the 2 best Linux CD and DVD applications are "xfburn" and "K3b", and both are in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). I personally think "K3b" is the best. If you are using the Linux Mint Cinnamon, Mate, or Xfce, then from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)", install "kde-runtime", search for "K3b" and install that, and right click it and install all the recommended and suggested packages as well, reboot (restart), and you can use "K3b" for CD and DVD discs.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom only read media.

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MosheLikesBagels7 wrote:burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom
Of course not. Instead of trying to burn to a CD-ROM (or DVD-ROM), try using a CR-R (or DVD-R). There are several other types that can be written to - but CD-ROM isn't one of them, and neither is DVD-ROM.

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MtnDewManiac wrote: Of course not. Instead of trying to burn to a CD-ROM (or DVD-ROM), try using a CR-R (or DVD-R). There are several other types that can be written to - but CD-ROM isn't one of them, and neither is DVD-ROM.

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How is Moshe able to write when using Windows?
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JerryF wrote:
MtnDewManiac wrote: Of course not. Instead of trying to burn to a CD-ROM (or DVD-ROM), try using a CR-R (or DVD-R). There are several other types that can be written to - but CD-ROM isn't one of them, and neither is DVD-ROM.

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How is Moshe able to write when using Windows?
Microsoft Windows? If someone told me they were successfully able to burn to a *-ROM (which is patently impossible, without commercial-style disc-recording equipment, AFAIK) using one of Microsoft's OS, I'd just assume that the OS mistakenly telling the user that he/she was successfully able to burn data to a PRE-FILLED non-burnable disc, was just another failing of...

Oh, forget it. Go look up the definition of *-ROM.
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Re: burning programs cannot write to cd/dvd rom only read media.

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MtnDewManiac wrote:
JerryF wrote:
MtnDewManiac wrote: Of course not. Instead of trying to burn to a CD-ROM (or DVD-ROM), try using a CR-R (or DVD-R). There are several other types that can be written to - but CD-ROM isn't one of them, and neither is DVD-ROM.

Regards,
MDM
How is Moshe able to write when using Windows?
Microsoft Windows? If someone told me they were successfully able to burn to a *-ROM (which is patently impossible, without commercial-style disc-recording equipment, AFAIK) using one of Microsoft's OS, I'd just assume that the OS mistakenly telling the user that he/she was successfully able to burn data to a PRE-FILLED non-burnable disc, was just another failing of...

Oh, forget it. Go look up the definition of *-ROM.
I do realize what you're saying. My response was tongue-in-cheek.

But on the serious side, maybe OP has the wrong Linux driver for the optical drive so it can't write?
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