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Old 10-07-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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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!
Old 10-08-2007, 12:45 AM   #2
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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.
Old 10-08-2007, 06:21 AM   #3
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thanks, i will look into that and let you know.


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