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Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

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shutter
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Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

Using Linux Mint 19.1 ( updated ) .

Have got some old versions of Mint on DVD+rw discs, that I would like to be able to reuse.. but I cannot format them... delete the contents, etc...

Any advice Please ?

 

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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

Have you installed dvd+rw-tools ?
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

I don't think you'll be able to to be honest, as I am sure the session needs to be closed to be bootable and once it's closed all you have a place mat.

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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

shold be able to on an rw?
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

@dvorak That`s what I thought the RW stood for.....ReWritable... ! .

 

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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

 

 


@dvorak wrote:
Have you installed dvd+rw-tools ?

 

 

 

No... did not know I had to ....  I installed XFBurn.  and burned the .iso with that... . but it does not "undo" a burn ... not even when you select "blank"  

 

 

so... where would I get dvd+rw tools from....  ? ? ?

 

 

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should be included in your package manager.
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

Yes, it should be and is, provided that the session has not be finalised on the disk.

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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

you don't finalize sessions on +RW
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

O.K... Being a bit "dim" now...... but.... I have installed , from package manager,... dvd+rw tools...

I have re-booted the laptop... but I cannot find where dvd+rw tools is hiding...

Not listed on the Menu.... and using the "search" box at the bottom of the menu, it reports, No files found .

 

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time to open your terminal and try something like:

dvd+rw-format -force /dev/sr0
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

@dvorak  Yeehah !

 

blank dvd.png

 

Thanks very much.....  Wink

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No worries, hope your new ISP forums will be just as helpful Wink Tongue
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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

They don`t have a forum like this ! ! !.Cry

 

.. so.... I shall probably be "lurking" around on here,..... Shocked    Cheesy

 

What they do have, is EXCELLENT email customer service...  Smiley

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Re: Wiping/formatting/deleting a DVD+rw

A rough equivalent of Nero on Windows is k3b on Linux if you install this it will drag in a lot of libraries etc for the KDE environment (that won't get used in Mint) - but its a great GUI program for CD's & DVD's.

You install it using the package manager as per usual, but more details can be found at https://userbase.kde.org/K3b 

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