[CentOS] CD burning issues & questions

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 20:50:32 UTC 2009


On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 04 January 2009 18:30:40 Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> >> >> >> >> >> I do have an issue with k3b (CentOS 5.2, 32 >bit), but
>> >> >> >> >> >> nothing
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> grave. I cannot erase >CD-RW media with k3b,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> most
>> >> >> >> >> >> or all of the
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > I struggled with this, trying as many ways as I >could think
>> >> >> >> >> > and eventually thought it must be impossible. > Then a couple
>> >> >> >> >> > of days ago I desperately needed a CD, and I'd run >out of
>> >> >> >> >> > blanks. I put a CD-RW into the drive on a box where I hadn't
>> >> >> >> >> > >used k3b before.  K3b opened up with a tip-of-the-day - and
>> >> >> >> >> > miracle >of miracles, it asked if I knew that I didn't need
>> >> >> >> >> > to erase the

> I think it *is* expected behaviour.  After all, you don't want it to erase
> anything without warning.  I think you had a disk that is not finalized (do
> CD-RW disks finalize?  I don't know) therefore it could append the file.
> There was nothing in what you were doing to make it suspect that it shouldn't
> do so.

Yes. Normally, one is asked, before data are deleted. I am not sure
whether or not CD-RW media finalize (there's another word for that?).
I think so, because they seem to have something done to them, after
the data are written to the media.
>
> I'm not an expert in these matters, but it seems to me that that is what has
> happened, and is quite normal.  Now if you have an iso downloaded anywhere you
> might try burning an image, and see if that asks you about deleting.  I'll bet
> it does.

I'll Download an .iso and see if I am asked whether or not I want to
erase the media before writing the .iso to it.


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