burncd args

Danny Pansters danny at ricin.com
Thu Mar 11 17:57:08 PST 2004

On Friday 12 March 2004 02:52, you wrote:
> lee slaughter <lee at slaughters.com> 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).



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