I'm trying to create a multi-session CD (CD-Extra), but hitting some errors with cdrdao. I'm following these steps.

The audio session of the CD finished successfully, but writing the data portion results with:

[valid=0] Info fld=0, Current 
SCSI command failed: sense key: 0x05: Illegal Request
Raw sense data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0a 0x00 0x00 
0x00 0x00 0x21 0x02 0x00 0x00 
ERROR: Write data failed.
ERROR: Writing failed.

I tried with the generic-mmc-raw driver, and get another error message:

ERROR: Cannot set write parameters mode page.

Any ideas on what would cause this? Is there another method that can be used to create a mult-session disc?


I tried everything I could think of with cdrdao, but I couldn't get past the error.

Then I tired cdrecord, and it worked fine.

cdrecord data.iso

I still was able to make the first session of the disc using cdrdao, which was the important part for me.

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    Why don't you use cdrecord to write the first session? Cdrecord has more features than cdrdao and is actively maintained while cdrdao is unmaintained since 2008. – schily Sep 16 '15 at 10:48

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