I'm a relative nooob to the wonderful world of Linux. I've got an LG super multi DVD drive and want to write to DVD RAM. I'm using Suse 9.0 on an AMD Sempron based machine. I can write to CD-R and DVD-R, but not DVD RAM ,the drive can read content on the DVD RAM disks but cannot write to the disk. I'm under the impression that Suse 9.0 should be able to read and write to DVD RAM ? any ideas where I'm going wrong? Thanks in advance
I was under the impression that DVD-RAM was like CD-RW, ie a rewriteable DVD. You should be able to write to it, and erase it, using k3b or whatever your favourite burning app is. What you won't be able to do is treat it like another hard drive (ie mount it in read/write mode).
I was hoping that I could use DVD RAM in a drap n drop format exactly like a hard disk moving files to and fro using the OS. No burning app required. It's the only reason that I have Windoze on my machine, beacuse of this functionality. I must admit I've not tried to use K3b with a DVDRAM, I will give it a try. So is there no way to mount a DVDRAM in read write mode, even if I upgrade to the latest release of SUSE (or other distro if I must!)
Probably true, but uncalled for. I've probably got more years experience in the computer industry than you've had hot dinners, which has taught me that I don't know everything. Which is why I qualified my comments with "I was under the impression that...", which I was at the time.
At least I try to help, instead of posting snide anonymous comments...
twitcher wrote:No burning app required. It's the only reason that I have Windoze on my machine, beacuse of this functionality.
Windows doesn't have this functionality either.
Granted, Windows XP has a basic burning app built in, but it works like any other burning app... i.e. select a file to burn or drag a file onto the app's window, select the 'write' or 'burn' button a wait until finished.. There is no real-time r-w app available on Windows or Linux.
Guest, you are right of course.
I was a bit lazy in my post, the DVDRAM drag n drop functionality is created by software provided with the DVD burner. This allows files to be moved to the DVDRAM by the GUI without using a burning app front end. My LG burner had Nero bundled, my Toshiba SD-W1011 had software from Vob.de bundled with it. The software runs in the background on my Win98 HD and I had forgotten all about it. It got me thinking though and I've just discovered NeroLinux http://www.nero.com/eng/NeroLINUX.html which I shall investigate!
cheers to all