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Re: cdrecord cannot blank CD RW- - what about formating them.

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.


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