[CentOS] formating DVR-RW

Wed Apr 25 15:15:23 UTC 2018
Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net>

On 25/04/2018 16:07, Fred Smith wrote:
> 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?
In order to delete something that you had previously written to it?