[growisofs]howto burn cd!!!

hi all
i have one more question with growisofs command line burning tool

so i could burn the some.iso iso9660 image to dvd ±rw media but i could not cd
i offten burn dvd with this command

growisofs -Z /dev/sr0=some.iso

but when i put in dvd writer cdrw media it returnes with

> growisofs -Z /dev/sr0=some.iso
:frowning: /dev/sr0: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: 0
:frowning: /dev/sr0: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: A

is in growisofs program something special to burn cdr(w) images

DVD rewritable and CD rewritable media differ in characteristics. For one thing you will notice that DVD±RW is purple while CD-RW is pale gold/silver (partly depends on the backing colour). Different dyes. CD-RW has to be blanked first, DVD±RW doesn’t; you can just overwrite the existing data. A format of a DVD±RW is possible but normally not needed or recommended.

So for blanking/writing CD-RW the CLI program to use is wodim, not growisofs.

If you were using k3b or brasero these details would have been taken care of for you.

Hi, ken_yap
one more time thank you for your reply…
cdrw is seems to be blanked… when I put it in dvdrw drive, nautilus window appears with burn:///

ok, I blank one more with wodim blank=all command

it now blanks…

> wodim blank=all
wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits.Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive...
Detected CD-R drive: /dev/sr0
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 5
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : 
Vendor_info    : 'HL-DT-ST'
Identification : 'DVD-RAM GSA-H55L'
Revision       : '1.03'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE 
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Speed set to 1764 KB/s
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed  10.0 in real BLANK mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in    0 seconds. Operation starts.
> ls -lh my*
-rw-r--r-- 1 [user] users 674M Ноя  7 12:22 myisoimage.iso
> growisofs -Z /dev/sr0=myisoimage.iso
:-( /dev/sr0: media is not recognized as recordable DVD: A

the problem is here and same… I have no idea to solve the problem…

Most of the time you don’t need blank=all, blank=fast will do. Only when the calibration area is used up do you need to clear it with blank=all. Again this is something k3b takes care of for you.

You need to use wodim to do both the blanking and the writing. Don’t use growisofs for CDs.

thank you :slight_smile:
i understand… i should use only wodim for writing cd’s from command line…


i want to add some more
i hope this helps somebody

wodim myisoimage.iso

this burn my CD from image myisoimage.iso

it simple when you know :slight_smile: