Burning data CD using brasero get stuck at 100% and the dialog box only show Creating image checksum, empty progress bar, and a cancel button, and the disk is not spinning anymore in my cd writer. Simply click cancel will make the cd blank, i have try with some new an used CD-RW disc but stilk no luck. I'm on Raring.


2 Answers 2


First solution:

Just disable the checksum: Open Brasero > Edit > Plugins > Uncheck Image Checksum.

Second solution:

Install cdrdao and this should solve the problem. Unfortunately, it can't solve it in the middle of the burning process.

sudo apt-get install cdrdao
  • Doesn't work either, still stuck at 100% even when checksum is disabled but this time my CD keep spinning in the drive. Looks like my CD writer isn't compatible with Ubuntu, guess I better buy a new one, modern hardware tends to work better in Linux.
    – Nur
    Nov 23, 2013 at 2:45
  • On the other place someone suggested to use k3b. But that's already becomes too far from simply using the native apps...
    – valk
    Nov 23, 2013 at 9:16
  • I can't believe but this happens with external USB based burner on 16.04... Jun 16, 2020 at 5:59

k3b has been a standard on my machines for over a decade. It just works (TM). I was having the same problem with Brasero/gnome CD creator and just installed it. Problem solved.

The nice thing about Linux is it doesn't really matter what desktop/native environment you have, you can use applications from others. apt/yum will install all the needed libraries.

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