blanking DVD+RW

Carl Delsey cdelsey at
Sat Aug 20 03:42:27 GMT 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 09:12:46AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2005, at 8:40 AM, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:24:15AM -0400, Claudio Discepola wrote:
> Hi Marc,
>   Thanks for the quick reply.  I notice for DVD-RW it is possible to
> return its "Disc status" to "blank" by running:
> "cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 blank=all"
> This command doesn't work for DVD+RW however. So I guess it is never
> possible to return a +RW to its original 'blank' status?

I was able to "blank" my DVD-RAM by using dd if=/dev/zero
of=/dev/dvd bs=2048. At least this blanked it enough that growisofs
considered it blank next time I ran it.


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