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Hello guys. How can i erase and write in dvd-rw discs in suse 10 using console? I want an automated way to make backup in some files. Anyone knows the ...
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    ERASE AND WRITE DVD IN SUSE 10


    Hello guys.
    How can i erase and write in dvd-rw discs in suse 10 using console?
    I want an automated way to make backup in some files.
    Anyone knows the way writing from console?
    cd-record doesnt work well in writing dvd's.
    I cant write and i really need it
    I'm waiting your help
    Thank you

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    mkisofs or more specifically growisofs or even more specifically dvd +rw tools

    man growisofs

    http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/tools/?M=D
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    Ιs any example written somewhere??
    I am not the best with linux
    Anyway i will try for my best
    Thank you

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    the man page for growisofs is quite good I would start there after you get it installed.

    http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/growisofs1.html (for an online version)

    a real basic example to write contents of /home/jeff/books to a dvd is

    as root:

    # growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/home/jeff/books/

    where /dev/dvd is the location of your dvd drive

    but there are all sorts of options some for multisessions and erasing the disk and adding different filesystem extensions like joliet etc....
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    of course there is always k3b which is not console but may be more up your ally if your new to linux and don't want to deal with commands. But i found learning and mastering the command line is extremely benificial for any linux user and will in time make your computing needs more efficient even if in the beginning it seems pointless to issue long command via the command line.
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    Thanks for your help.
    I tried kb3 but the point is that i want console because i want an automated backup just with a pressing of a button.
    This situation is for one customer of me not for me
    Thanx again

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    I tried the growisofs and i was able to write something on a rewriteable dvd.
    Now my next step is to be able to erase this disc and write again on it.
    The man of growisofd and mkisofs dont say nothing for erasing.
    Is there anyway to do it??

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    I think it is this command but I don't have any rewritables so I'm not sure you'll just have to try.

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    growisofs -Z /dev/dvd=/dev/zero
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    Yes this works.
    But it formats the disc and it takes about half an hour.
    There is no quick format??
    Thanks anyway for your help.
    Even and like this i can do my job

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