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Old 04-12-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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erase cd help ..!!

i need to know how to erase the cd from command mode.
i am using mandrake 10.0+KDE.

i have the cdrecord command in my linux box.

i read man page ...there is no help.

or any other good cd erase command..please
Old 04-12-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
koen plessers
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I found this:

CD-RW: I have had very mixed results trying to record to CD-RWs. CD-R media has become so cheap, the added expense and unreliability of CD-RW makes them generally unnecessary. cdrecord can erase a CD-RW using the "blank=fast" option to erase the old content. Read the man page to learn more about the other options available to erase a CD-RW.

cdrecord -v -force blank=fast dev=0,0,0


Haven't tested it myself, I'm currently working on "the other system" ;-)


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Old 04-13-2005, 07:49 AM   #3
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sir after erasing the cd ..i have this problem..

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
/dev/hdc: Invalid argument
mount: /dev/hdc: can't read superblock

i can not mount the cdrw after mounting mounting the cdrw by cdrecord.
Old 04-13-2005, 08:22 AM   #4
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You erased it. You need to record stuff on it first.


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