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Old 02-26-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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copy iso to dvd


Hello,

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?

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:15 AM   #2
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Is this a DVD-RW disc? If not, you can't erase what's on it and if you didn't enable multisessions, you can't add files. As for an ISO, you need to start with a new disc.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
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It's a dvd+rw. Why would I need to start with a new disk, if it's rewritable?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:24 AM   #4
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I think you can better use brasero? This program is standard
included and it's pretty more user-friendly as k3b.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:01 AM   #5
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I meant for a regular DVD disc. You didn't say DVD-RW in your post.
Are you able to delete the disc first? (format/erase rewritable disc in "tools" menu)

Have you been able to create discs using K3B before? If not, you may need to run through it's configuration.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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I found K3B is quite glitchy stuff. That's why I prefer GNOME Baker. Though, it requires quite a good bit of GNOME, which you probably don't want in Kubuntu.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:39 AM   #8
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I wouldn't recommend to use k3b. I've tried it but I think it's just
a confusing program.
 
Old 03-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #9
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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.
 
  


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