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Re: F8 k3b problem or just random glitch?



On Wednesday 18 June 2008 15:13:03 Tom Horsley wrote:
> I left a DVD-R being written by K3B, and when I came back
> later, it said the verify failed because there were
> no tracks to verify.
>
> However, when I mounted the dvd and did a sha1sum of the
> files I'd backed up, they matched perfectly the files on
> the DVD.
>
> Can I attribute this to random cosmic rays or something?
> Or has the new kernel screwed up something k3b depends on?
> Or has some new "helpful" security feature made k3b fail?
> (I guess I'll see what happens the next time I have a
> chunk of files to backup :-).
>
> I have certainly done a backup with verify via k3b many
> times before under F8 with no problems, but this may be the
> first time since fedora 8 got a 2.6.25 kernel.

Some versions of k3b fail to pull the disc back in for the verify, and that's 
the error message you get.  At that point md5sum or sha1sum is, as you 
realised, the best bet for verifying.

FWIW, I believe that I set my drive not to eject on completion, and I think 
that cured it.

Anne


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