Dec 21

Copy DVD: Device or resource busy

Category: Linux,multimedia   — Published by tengo on December 21, 2009 at 4:04 am

While wanting to use DVD::Rip, Thoggen DVD Ripper and GnomeBaker to copy (or backup) a DVD today, I encountered the strange "Error trying to open: device or resource busy" on my Ubuntu box today.

I solved this by freeing the dvd drive from system access with:

sudo umount /dev/sr0

and everything worked. BTW:

For DVD .iso copies
I recommend GnomeBaker for easy copies...

Or see: How to copy a DVD to disk if you want a 1:1 decryption/extraction.