June 4th 2008
Day 42 Burning CD's
I needed to burn a disc, but when using the application that came preinstalled with Ubuntu 8.04, Brasero, I received the message.... "Some Files may be corrupted on the disc."
This scared me, so I tried burning another CD-R, but I could not seem to use Brasero, without getting that message. So, I used Applications, Add/Remove to install Xfburn.
With Xfburn I burned a CD-R without receiving the message. (Although it should be noted Xfburn does not even check the integrity of a burned disk, so it's really no surprise that I did not receive a 'Some Files may be corrupted' message.)
The disks I burned contained a lot of data, and so far I've been unable to determine whether or not there really is any corruption in them. I'm leaning towards thinking that all the disks I've burned have actually been free from corruption despite the message. I guess I need to burn a test CD-R that just contains one or two small files.
At any rate, for those who may think that this episode makes Ubuntu look bad and Windows XP look good,... not so fast. On my Windows XP laptop (the Windows XP computer referenced at the beginning of this Ubuntu Diary does not have a CD burner), I tried to burn a CD-R with Easy CD Creator, but it freezes a couple minutes in. (Note: this is a strange problem that started with just being unable to burn bootable CD's, and ISO's then progressed to not being able to burn any CD without freezing.) I knew it wasn't the hardware, because when I boot that same laptop with my Puppy Linux USB flash drive, I have no problem burning discs. So, I googled for free Windows CD burning software and ended up downloading and using a program called Express Burn, which so far, seems to work.
Right now, I'm actually leaning towards the problem with Brasero actually being a problem with the CD burner that is in this computer. I think it may actually burn better than it reads, if that is possible. I believe when this same computer was a Windows 98 computer that I had similar experiences with this burner, but don't remember for sure.
Day 44 (June 6th 2008) - Total Freeze.
Ubuntu Diary - Menu for 2nd Month