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I'm using ubuntu and I'm trying to copy a .iso file to a dvd.
I have k3b at my disposal.
My problem is that the dvd is not empty, and I'd like to overwrite it or wipe it before copying the new .iso, but k3b displays an error if I try to overwrite it, it says it doesn't have the necessary rights and proposes me to use k3bsetup. I have it too, but I don't know how to use it.
Can you help me?
Are you trying to copy the file *.iso-->*.iso for data storage? If so, just copying will do.
If you are trying recreate the original disk, you need to use the "Burn Image" tool in your burner. In the K3B menu, I think that's located under Tools, not under File-->New Project where, frankly, it would be easier to find.
Also, if you are trying to recreate the image, you should use the same type of medium (CD, DVD, Double-Layer DVD) as the original.
As an aside, I prefer K3B to Brasero.
I have had K3B burn disks successfully when Brasero has burped and gone away.
Last edited by frankbell; 02-26-2011 at 08:43 PM.
I know older apps would not allow one to use a cd iso to a dvd disk. They all seem to now. I tend to use old dvd-rw's to play with since I have them left over. I'd think that any recordable dvd would work. You'd find out right away if the app doesn't support it.
In the word copy I assume you mean as an image not a single file copied to the disk.