[Techtalk] Input/Output Error when reading from CD-RW

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Fri Oct 31 17:24:12 EST 2003

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 03:12:19 -0500
TechChiq <techchiq at hotpop.com> wrote:

> Did I forget to install something on this installation? According to K3b, 
> it looks like most things are instaleld, except there are some other stuff

The programmes you have installed for use by K3b (such as mkisofs,
cdrecord, etc etc) will not effect your ability to read a cd. 

> Please don't tell me the CD-RW is toast! I really can't replace the data 
> on it (I know I should have put it on CD-R instead, where I KNOW I can 
> read and get the files from it)... 

Hmm, Its not looking good I'm afraid. Have you tried reading it in another

If I understand correctly from your email, if you mount the cd manually
(mount /dev/<cdrom device> /mnt/cdrom) an ls will work, but trying
something cp <some_filename> will fail?

I'd be curious to see what happens if you after you mount the cd and you
try doing a "raw" copy using dd. Something like dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cd.iso


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