How can I get my DVD Burner to burn DVD in Windows and Linux?

Question

I have a dual boot system, with WIN XP/Linux SuSe, and I cannot get my DVD burner to enable. Everything I do in the Windows process to enable it, fails. I can burn CD's through Linux, but the DVD burner cannot be activated. Any suggestions?

Answer

This question was answered on April 19, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

First, ensure that your system meets the minimum requires listed on the DVD burner's packaging Next, ensure it's compatibility with Windows and Linux by checking their hardware compatibility lists (sometimes known as an HCL), which you can find on their websites.

Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx SuSe: http://cdb.novell.com/?LANG=en_UK

Ensure you have downloaded the latest drivers for both operating systems

Hope this helps!

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Posted by Charles of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 19, 2005