Formatting CDs

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Jun 22 22:10:04 UTC 2007

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> If you think it can be done give the command line to do it. For some
> reason people seem to have forgotten how a formatted floppy works.

They've forgotten because floppies were too small and slow to be useful. 
  The modern replacement is the USB flash drives that you are starting 
to see along with gum and mints at the grocery store checkout in gig+ sizes.

You should be able to erase a cdrw with cdrecord blank=all or a dvd+rw 
with cdrecord -format, but k3b should detect the need and do it 
automatically if necessary.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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