How to Erase Rewritable CD in ubuntu

If you want to erase a rewritable Disk in ubuntu use the following command from your terminal

Procedure to follow

1. unmount cd/dvd

2. list the available drives using the following command

cdrecord -scanbus

this shows something like:

scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) ‘HL-DT-ST’ ‘RW/DVD GCC-4481B’ ‘1.05? Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) ‘TSSTcorp’ ‘CDDVDW SH-S202J ‘ ‘SB01? Removable CD-ROM
0,2,0 2) *

note the first 3 numbers (0,0,0 for the first dvd drive)

3. Run the following comamnd from your terminal

cdrecord dev=0,0,0 blank=all
OR
cdrecord dev=0,0,0 blank=fast

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3 thoughts on “How to Erase Rewritable CD in ubuntu

  1. Yea, I don’t know why UbuntuGeek had to go “complicated” on this one. Simply throw the disk in, open up Brasero, go to Tools > Blank. You can choose between fast or normal blanking.

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