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mivison 10-07-2007 03:47 PM

dvd +RW format problems
when trying to reformat a dvd +rw it will not mount. also i try to reformat from the various cd/dvd programs that come with PUPPY, only to get errors. i can write once to the disk but thats all. PLEASE HELP!

Bruce Hill 10-08-2007 12:45 AM

To blank a DVD+RW in Slackware, I use these two steps via CLI as root:

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/dev/zero
dvd+rw-format -force -lead-out /dev/dvd

You might need to change /dev/dvd to the proper device for your DVD drive.

NB: You do not mount the DVD to do this.

mivison 10-08-2007 06:21 AM

thanks, i will look into that and let you know.

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