Formatting CDs

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Thu Jun 28 00:14:08 UTC 2007

Thufir wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:26:57 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>> I don't know what to respond to people who won't admit there is an
>> advantage to being able to treat a CD-RW as if it is a hard-drive.
> calm down.  Someone did respond about InCD, with the thought that it's 
> going to write to the whole disc, then wipe it, then rewrite to mimic the 
> functionality you're after.
> It may not really do what it appears to do at all.

But it has been pointed out several times that this is just
not true.  <>
Packet writing can even be used to treat a CDR as a
rewritable filesystem, until you run out of space for
the revisions.

Apparently people would rather speculate than take five
minutes to check the facts.

To make this mail slightly more constructive I'll add
a link from that Wikipedia page for packet writing on
(This is for an unspecified version of Fedora Core from 2005
(FC5?) and I haven't tried it myself.)


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