problem with discs

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tigercat212, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    I have a few CD-RW's at home so I thought I would wipe one clean so I could put the Ubuntu ISO on it. But, I can't erase it. Actually, I can't erase any of my CD-RW's. What am I doing wrong? Is there some program that actually erases everything off the disc? Also, I've only used the disc I'm trying to erase once.

    Thanks,

    Tigercat212
     
  2. davidleon macrumors member

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    Use Apple's Disk Utility to erase. Select the CD-RW in Disk Utility and click on the Erase tab.
     
  3. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the problem. It won't let me erase any of them in Disk Utility.
     
  4. davidleon macrumors member

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    Can you see your CD-RW in the left-hand pane of Disk Utility?
     
  5. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I can but when I go to erase, it is grayed out and will not let me erase it.
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

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    Are 100% sure they are CD-RW's and not normal CDR's ?
     
  7. davidleon macrumors member

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    Also, make certain the disc you want to erase is highlighted in left-hand pane.
     
  8. Tigercat212 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh...

    Oh, I just checked and the disks are CD-R's. Does that mean that I can only record to them once? Do I have to get CD-RW's?
     
  9. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Yes, and Yes.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    CD-Rs are record only.
     

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