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Old 12-02-2004, 06:07 PM   #1
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Erase (Blanking) a dvd+rw


Hi everybody!

I try to find answers online, but nothing....

I need to erase (blank) a dvd+rw, to
be able to burn it again when i need to.

How can I do it under linux (console commands)?

Thanks.


Fabio Italy
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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man cdrecord

Code:
       blank=type
              Blank  a  CD-RW  and  exit or blank a CD-RW before writing. The
              blanking type may be one of:
 
              help        Display a list of possible blanking types.
 
              all         Blank the entire disk. This may take a long time.
 
              fast        Minimally blank the disk. This results  in  erasing
                          the PMA, the TOC and the pregap.
 
              track       Blank a track.
 
              unreserve   Unreserve a reserved track.
 
              trtail      Blank the tail of a track.
 
              unclose     Unclose last session.
 
              session     Blank the last session.
       Not  all drives support all blanking types. It may be necessary to use
       blank=all if a drive reports a specified command as being invalid.  If
       used  together  with the -force flag, this option may be used to blank
       CD-RW disks that otherwise cannot be blanked. Note that you  may  need
       to  specify  blank=all because some drives will not continue with cer-
       tain types of bad CD-RW disks. Note also that cdrecord does itís  best
       if  the  -force  flag  is  used  but it finally depends on the driveís
       firmware whether the blanking operation will succeed or not.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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mmm

Isn't cdrecord only for blanking cd-rw?

I need to blank a dvd+rw.

I do it with
growisofs -Z /dev/sr0=/dev/zero

but it takes 30 minutes. Can it be done faster???
 
Old 12-03-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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Quote:
From `man cdrecord`
DESCRIPTION
Cdrecord is used to record data or audio Compact Discs on an Orange
Book CD-Recorder or to write DVD media on a DVD-Recorder.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 04:00 AM   #5
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I use cdrecord 2.00.3 on slackware and did not have
those lines on my man cdrecord page.

I will try it.
 
  


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