Gene Heskett wrote:
Aaron Konstam wrote:On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 23:02 +0530, nirlep patel wrote:well my suggestion is you should follow this path: I am using Fedora Core 4. Application -> Sound & Video -> K3b I used with this and I have erased my CD-RW so many times, just go through this , it's a very easy. hope you will solve..I have to complain here. It would be nice if Linux could format these CD-s , not just erase them.One does not 'format' a cd/r. The format is established as it is written since it is not a discrete track oriented format, but is a single spiral track somewhat resembling a phonograph record but inside out.
There's a "UDF" or "packet-writing" format that can be used to treat a rewritable disc like a big floppy. I guess that's what Aaron's referring to. Everything I come up with on google for this is pretty ancient though so I suspect it won't work on recent kernels.