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Re: Disk strangeness (Todd Gruhn) writes:

>I have 2 different types of compact disks. One is a
>CD-RW, the other is DVD-RW. I was able to initialize
>the DVD-RW disks using 'cdrecord ... blank=fast'  followed
>by 'newfs /dev/rcd0'

Are you sure that it's CD-RW and DVD-RW ? These are rewritable
disks, but you can only write them sequentially, and not with a
random-access filesystem like FFS.

A sequential filesystem like UDF on the other hand should work
with either DVD-RW or CD-RW.

DVD-RAM is a rewritable DVD that allows random access, but there
is no CD-RAM. If your DVD-RW is actually a DVD-RAM, that would
explain why newfs works for it.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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