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Fri Mar 12 06:02:09 PST 2004
Danny Pansters <danny at ricin.com> writes:
> 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).
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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