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Re: Porblems creating RW discs in K3B



On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 03:54:10PM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> >As usual I am confused by this discussion. As far as I can see
> >cdrecord, k3b and xcdroast can effectively use only CD-R disks.
> >They can not format CD-RW disks as Windows software can do allowing
> >you to use the CD just like you would use a hard drive in reading and
> >writing to it. So why would anyone use the more expensive CD-RW disks
> >on Linux systems?
> >
> >Does anyone have a different take on this matter?
> 
> I use CD-RW media for test releases, checking that bootable disks actually 
> boot etc. and any other purpose that requires only a short lifetime for 
> the burned CD. I can then re-use the CD-RW media and save wasting a 
> write-once disc.
> 
What you say above is even more amazing. You are saying that you can
write to a CD-RW in linux using one of the cd writing programs and
somehow erase what you have written and use it now as a CD-RW cd
writing and reading to it. How exactly do you remove what you have
written the first time?


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