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I have a problem burning a DVD-RW from a disk image using Linux Mint17.
I used the following terminal command:
dd if=<filename>.img of=/dev/sr1
where sr1 is a LG GH22NS50 to burn the image to a blank DVD-RW.
It said it had copied the right no of bytes but the DVD was still blank.
However I could format and copy files to it without problem.
What am I doing wrong?
Not sure you can use dd as burning software. Use Brasero to burn an image file to a DVD. That should be part of your gnome desktop.
I found Brasero and tried it but it said the image format could not be identified please set it manually. So I tried selecting ISO9660 image type and it went through the motions and said it had burnt the disk.
But it was still blank.
The disc image was supplied by HDDGURU (wipemydrives1.1.img) as I wished to completely clear a hard drive.