dvd+rw-format does not complete formatting
phhs80 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 15:53:43 UTC 2005
On 8/28/05, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> > I am trying to format a dvd+rw with the command
> > dvd+rw-format -force /dev/cdrom
> > but the result is
> > $ dvd+rw-format -force /dev/cdrom
> > * DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by <appro at fy.chalmers.se>, version 4.10.
> > * 4.7GB DVD+RW media detected.
> > * formatting 0.4-/
> > $
> > It seems that the formatting process is not completed. Any ideas?
> DVD+RW does not require that the whole disc be formatted in one swell
> foop. It formats a small portion to start, and incrementally
> thereafter as you send data to the drive. I don't know offhand what
> the minimum is, but I suspect you'll find it on the program author's
> web page, at http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/. So you may be
> fine; try writing some data to the disc and see what you get.
Thanks, Charles. Yes, I can put data on it with k3b. Is it possible to
mount a dvd+rw to use rsync for backup purposes?
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