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Windows readable Linux burned DVD

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Is it possible to burn a DVD in linux that Windows XP will be able to read?

I have data on an old hard drive that has serious partition issues. I have removed the files I hold dear and placed them into Ubuntu. I use K3B to burn my discs, and when this data is inserted into a windows machine the drive "locks up" for lack of better terminology.

TIA
Neil
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Data DVD discs burnt using K3B should work just fine in Windoze.
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Ok, I wasn't using DAO. I am now.

I was unable to find the close disk option.

the burn writes successfully but fails the verify portion of the test.

it says ISO9660 filesyatem at the top. Is this what it should be?

Thanks
Neil

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Whoops, nevermind that. Popped this disc into Windows and  it works great.

Thanks a ton

Neil

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..."I was unable to find the close disk option"...
OK, I can't remember what's right wording for "close disk" in K3b but it should be something like "finalize disk" or such.
   Generally - regadles o what OS you use Linux,Unix BSD,Windows or Macintosh , when using DAO option ( as opposed to TAO "track at once" or multi session disk, where disk stays open/unfinished/not finalized as long as there's more storage room left for more data to be added/written to disk) once a writing session is over disk will be finalized
(closed) so no other session is possible , effectively making disk ready for reading on
any other PC/OS combo.
Think of DAO as single session CD/DVD where disk is ready for reading right after data are burned into media, and TAO as multisession CD/DVD method where disk is still open for accepting more data in new subsequent sessions and is readable only on the PC where first writing session took place.


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ISO 9660 file system standard ( Joliet )
"Most current PC operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD, are able to read Joliet-formatted media, thus allowing exchange of files between those operating systems..."
Quote from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joliet_(file_system)

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Disc At Once (DAO) vs Track At Once (TAO)
Look for Advanced topics chapter at:
http://mlug.missouri.edu/~rjudd/projects/cdburning.html

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Thanks for the additional info, much appreciated.

Neil
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