Danny Pansters <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Friday 12 March 2004 02:52, you wrote:
> > lee slaughter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > Danny Pansters wrote:
> > > >On Friday 12 March 2004 00:04, lee slaughter wrote:
> > > >>hi.....
> > > >>i make a tar.gz backup file.
> > > >>is    burncd -f  /dev/acd1 data  <filename>  fixate
> > > >>the right syntax?  is "data" the correct type?  i cannot tell
> > > >>from burncd manpage.
> > > >
> > > > What you called <filename> should be the ISO (top of my head, I
> > > > think the only exception is if you're creating an audio CD with only
> > > > WAV/AIFF files that go into tracks). So use mkisofs first, then
> > > > burncd.
> > >
> > > hmmm.  so you can  only burn an ISO image onto a CD. not anything
> > > else?  like UFS or any other format?
> >
> > No, you can burn any format you want.
> > You have to remember what it is to mount it again, though;
> > most people will assume it's an ISO 9660 if it's on a CD.
> >
> > It can be useful to burn a raw tar or dump file to a CD,
> > for example.
> 
> I didn't know that, thanks for pointing that out. Though in order to have 
> anything bootable (from a CD rom) you'd have no other choice than iso, or 
> not? (I sometimes made these mini install CDs containing only the 2.88 floppy 
> image but I always thought of it as an ISO with the bootable image being 
> specified. I'm now wondering if I misunderstood this).

That's certainly the usual way to do it.  
I can't tell you for *sure* that there's no other way...
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