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Howto burn Dual Layer DVD in Linux

February 2, 2007

A simple terminal command to burn an iso, just cut and paste:

growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao \
-use-the-force-luke=break:1913760 -dvd-compat -speed=2 \
-Z /dev/hda=IMAGE.000

replace IMAGE.OOO with whatever your backup file is called, and of course /dev/hda with the mount-point of your burner.

To figure out which of my optical drives is which, I run:
dmesg | grep -e 'hd.:'


From → computers, howto, linux

  1. Dave permalink

    Just read this and what version of dvd+rw-tools are you using? I’m not using Linux, but bsd, but dvd+rw-tools 7.0. I can burn single-layer dvd videos just fine, but i’ve blown up three dual layer dvds trying to get it to work. I’ve got a dvd structure using dvdbackup and am running growisofs on it, yet i keep getting disk errors, it’s not a media or drive or player issue, i’m sure it’s in the way i’m burnng.

  2. brunoj permalink


    I’m using dvd+rw-tools 7.0-6 under Ubuntu Feisty. My drive is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D. I’ve had only one bad disk out of probably 30-40. I put together the growisofs command based on some posts from the AfterDawn forum so you might try searching there for help.

    Does the disk error occur during the burn, or when you try to access the disk after its burned?

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