[CentOS] formating DVR-RW

Wed Apr 25 15:07:58 UTC 2018
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:30:46AM -0500, Bill Gee wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:10:34 AM CDT Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > My Centos 6 wodim tell me that it can only format DVD+RW.
> > I have DVD-RWs.
> > Even when I format a DVD-RW on my standalone DVD recorder,
> > wodim still will not write to it.
> > Is there a centos-6-useable mechanism
> > for formatting and writing DVD-RWs?
> According to the man page for wodim - formatting is not supported for DVD-RW.  
> You might take a look at growisofs and dvd+rw-format.  The latter command, in 
> spite of the name, can deal with DVD-RW media.
> It is possible that the optical drive in your computer does not support DVD-RW 
> media.  The only way I know of to find what media are supported is to use K3B.  
> If you go to Settings - Devices, you should get a list of readable and 
> writable media for each device.
> Bill Gee

potentially stupid question here: Why would one format a cd/dvd?
I've never had to do that, I just write to 'em.

for what purpose or need would one format one?


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