On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:16:35 +0100, cpghost <cpgh...@cordula.ws> wrote: > Yes, but keep in mind that /dev/dvd points to /dev/acd0 and > not to /dev/cd0:
This can be changed by "link cd0 dvd" in /etc/devfs. % ll /dev/dvd lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 3 Jan 23 17:16 /dev/dvd@ -> cd0 > IIRC, growisofs needs atapicam, i.e. /dev/cd0, but I may be mistaken. Yes, I think it does. Its manpage mentiones /dev/dvd explicitely, so if you're using atapican anyways, it's quite handy to have the symlink above - for copy + paste from the manpage. :-) Tools like cdrdao and cdrecord use atapicam, too. > If you use tar to write to CD/DVD, you can't mount that directly > (unless it's supported as a special fusefs filesystem). You can't? You *don't need* to. :-) > If you write a UFS filesystem to CD/DVD, you can mount it from > FreeBSD (and probably other BSDs like NetBSD, OpenBSD, ...), but > not from, say, Windows. So yes, it will work on FreeBSD. That's quite nice to avoid curious people from browsing the CD. on "Windows", the media cannot be read. :-) > If you write an ISO-9660 filesystem on the CD/DVD, you can mount it > from FreeBSD/Linux/Unix/... and Windows. It will work. And on Mac OS X, too. > As archive, I'd recommend a filesystem that can be mounted by > as many platforms as possible, and that is currently ISO-9660 > with RockRidge and Joliet. I would recommend that way, too. Having read support for as many platforms as possible is always a good idea. As you already mentioned, it may be interesting if your machine for reading back data is surprisingly not a FreeBSD machine. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"