A while ago there was an email thread regarding the possibility of burning DVD-R's using dvd+rw-tools. My first attempt to do so failed when using a Memorex DVD-R. Since someone else posted problems creating a bootable CD using Memorex media, I tried again using another brand. My second attempt, using an imation DVD-R, was successful:
OS: FreeBSD 4.9 STABLE Port: dvd+rw-tools-22.214.171.124.4 Burner: SONY DVD RW DRU-500A DVD-R: imation DVD-R 4.7GB - Data DVD-R for general version 2.0 The following command, executed by root, burned all of the files in the current working directory (2.7GB) to a new DVD-R (not mounted) at /dev/cd0c: growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/cd0c -r -l ./* The resulting DVD-R was readable by the burner and by: Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-352B (WinXP Pro on desktop PC) Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2102 (Win2K Pro and FreeBSD 4.9 Stable on laptop) Caveat: I have read the text files on the DVD-R; but I have not tried to reload the database backup files. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"