Format dvd+rw before writing data

Writing a DWD+RW under Linux should be simple, something like:

$ wodim speed=2 dev=/dev/sr0 -v -data ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-i386.iso

However, in my case it fails. Some background knowledge suggests to format the disc first, but blanking the disc fails too.

Solution is: format the disc with another utility:

$ dvd+rw-format -blank /dev/sr0

After this step, writing does work.

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