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I have a dvd-RW- / Ubuntu (nautilus and KB3) recognise this DVD as DVD with restricted overwrite. So i cannot reuse that DVD. I had to pass in Windows - make him completely empty there, and return in Ubuntu. Then everything work normal. (recognise the DVD as sequential). Is there a explanation and a better solution?

Neither KB3 neither the terminal command: BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by , version 7.1. :-( mounted media doesn't appear to be DVD±RW, DVD-RAM or Blu-ray. * In this case the DVD was make "empty" with KB3. When I redo the same in Windows, it will work in Ubuntu.

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There are a couple of different options. I think the easiest is:

dvd+rw-format -force=full /dev/sr0

I also think that is the one most commonly already installed on your system. I think there's an option in k3b to blank it for you... Oh, just found it, under tools->format/erase rewritable disk. Back in the day we would just do a dd and write zeros over the whole disk, lol. Good luck!

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Thanks, but is not working, neither KB3 neither the terminal command: BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by <appro@fy.chalmers.se>, version 7.1. :-( mounted media doesn't appear to be DVD±RW, DVD-RAM or Blu-ray. *** In this case the DVD was make "empty" with KB3. When i redo the same in Windows, it will work in Ubuntu. –  Julien Chau Jun 7 '11 at 17:21
    
Have you tried the old school dd method? dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sr0 And can you please thumb through udisks --showinfo /dev/sr0 and tell me what it says the dvd-rw is? It should give quite a bit of insight. –  darkdragn Jun 7 '11 at 17:28
    
Thanks for your answer, but in the mean time i have make all my DVD -RW empty in Windows, and now there is no longer a problem. I think the problem (as usual) is in Windows, for i can only do this with a old Nero program –  Julien Chau Jun 15 '11 at 9:46
    
can I use 'cd+rw-format -force=full /dev/sr0' for cd-rw? @darkdragn –  shravan May 1 at 8:16
    
dvd+rw-format -force /dev/sr0 worked, but not "-force=full", which it said was an unimplemented commandline option. –  Kurt Krueckeberg Jun 4 at 14:05
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I had a similar problem. The trick (I found) was to make sure the /dev parameter points to the correct device - which in my case made the command:

dvd+rw-format -force=full /dev/dvdrw1
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In my case

dvd+rw-format -force=full /dev/dvdrw

worked (without the 1 on the end) It will take about 15 minutes

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