>> > Can I format an rw cd with > > disklabel -w -r /dev/acd0c cd9660 > newfs /dev/acd0c > > and then use it just like an hard drive? > > Cp /etc/rc.conf /cdrom > > Or is burncd the only way to write to it? >>
I don't know for sure, but I doubt this would work very well. Two reasons: 1) You would probably have to somehow format the medium before using it. As far as I know, the only mechanism used with CD-RW for random-access defect management is something called "Mount Ranier". I don't really know much about it, but some modern CD writers are advertised as supporting Mount Ranier. This implies that most CD writers don't. I would also expect that it requires special device driver support. 2) The CD-RW medium can only be rewritten a limited number of times, something on the order of a thousand times or perhaps much less. There are probably some well trampled blocks in a UFS file system that would wear out very quickly. Dan Strick [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"