On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 04:16:58PM -0700, UCTC Sysadmin wrote: > In looking at the documentation for "cdrecord", the examples showed a > two-step process > of making an ISO image then burning it. > > Here's my deal: > > NEVER HAVING BURNED a CD or DVD on FreeBSD before - > I go to the documentation to FIND OUT HOW > and there really is no HOW > > So I look in vain for > > "What you need to do in the kernel if anything to support burning CDs/DVDs" > "What additional support libraries or software would be needed" > "The stepwise process for burning CDs or DVDs" > > I created a junk file called "junk.tar" as a single file to put on a CD to > prove the command works. > I then use > > burncd -f /dev/acd0 data junk.tar fixate > > and of course trying to > > mount -t cd9660 /dev/acd0 /mnt > > fails and the CD is also unreadable on windows. > > Well duh. That is because THE FILE SYSTEM HAS TO BE CREATED MANUALLY. > Now, users used to smart unix commands read the man page and it SAYS of > burncd > > fixate writes a TOC and makes the CD readable > > I am writing an ISO9660 device (a device for which ISO9660 is a reasonable > default FS - yes? no?) > Any meaningful defaults here? Did the man page tell me I hade to wrap my > data inside a filesystem image? > I did not see that. So DUH is right. > > I then said, hey. > > mkisofs -R -o image.raw junk.tar > > THEN said > > burncd -f /dev/acd0 data image.raw fixate > > and VOILA like magic all is good. It works and reads on unix and windows > like a champ.
Oh, I just assumed you had done the mkiso. If that is not in the handbook and FAQ, it should be, of course. Sorry. ////jerry > > ======= > > So THE FAQ and/or HOWTO SUCKS, is the problem. If that offends purists, try > fixing your transmission > under deadline with a japanese shop manual translated into english and no > diagrams. Documentation makes > all the difference, both to novices and to professionals. Someone who knows > the how and what should > write a contributed thing - whenever they have the time and desire to > educate the unwashed masses. > > -foo- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"