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Old 11-21-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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How can I add new files to RW CD?

I have a CD RW with back ups done with windows that use 150MB. I would like to remain adding files to this CD 'till it become full.

How do I do this in Mandriva 2006.

I try with k3b but if I understand right it doesn't add files to CD. It only creates new CDs.

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Old 11-21-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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Depends on how you finalized the CD. Normally a writing it my be propertory so only the software that started can continue it. K3B can add new volumes to unfinished CDR and CDRW.

Old 11-22-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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First, thank you for your answer.

My CD was created and wrote in windows with a software named InCd . It permits that you use your CD RW as floppy disk and write data lots of times, delete it, write again and so on.

This software acts like a resident driver. You simple copy paste your files to Cd RW.

I would like to change my original question a little bit: Is there a linux software that permits I use a CD RW as floppy? Write, delete, write again, etc.

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InCD is Nero's terminology for packet writing aka the UDF filesystem (See wikipedia for a full explanation) and FWIW Roxio calls it DirectCD. Support for UDF was still in its infancy when I played with DirectCD disks many moons ago so I never tried
it in linux. I do not know if Mandriva includes support for UDF but just try mounting your CD-RW using the udf filesystem and see what happens.

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Mandriva should have UDF support, but you have to find out if they enabled packet writing in the kernel. If they enabled packet writing, load the module and mount the disc.


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