Ubuntu Tip: How to Erase CD-RW/DVD-RW

If you want to Erase CD-RW/DVD-RW in Ubuntu use the one of the following options

Option 1

Open your terminal and run the following commands

umount /dev/cdrom

cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast

Option 2

Install brasero using the following command

sudo apt-get install brasero

After installation you need to go to Applications/Sound & Video/brasero.One of the options on the Disc menu is to erase the disk.

You can also use k3b.

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9 Responses

  1. Sup Shawtay says:

    Brasero seems to have alot of suckage. I really cant believe they chose it for the default in 9.04.

    Its a very on again off again program.

  2. Greg says:

    You can also use Gnome Baker.

  3. newb says:

    option in brasero is tools -> blank

    just a msg for another newb like me stumbling on this page and big ? over head when first time opening brasero.

  4. tom says:

    Thanks for the k3b tip. Excellent job.

  5. Mahesh says:

    Thanks for the tip @newb, even I was searching for the blank option in Brasero.

  6. venkat says:

    thanks for information

  7. n00b says:

    great tip!!!

  8. Numa says:

    if the disc has a incomplete session you can force to blank it with:

    umount /dev/cdrom
    cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast

  9. Igor says:

    Brasero: Tools menu


    dvd+rw-format -force /dev/cdrom

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