how can i offload a 600m file without graphic tools?
kline at thought.org
Fri Feb 17 20:54:59 UTC 2012
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 02:27:07PM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:27:07 +0100
> From: Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de>
> Subject: Re: how can i offload a 600m file without graphic tools?
> To: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> Cc: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
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> On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:32:07 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > w can i move a file from my home filesystem to my one disc drive
> > without using a GUI? i don't have a graphic interface on my FBSD
> > system and want to save a 600MB file to my cdrom?
> > thanks for tips on what i have Long forgotten!
> I hope I can interpret your question correctly: You need to
> burn a 600 MB file to a disc (typically a CD, but could be a
> DVD too)?
> That's quite easy: CDs typically use the ISO-9660 file system
> which mkisofs (from ports) creates, and a program like cdrecord
> or cdrdao can burn it to the media. For a DVD, growisofs will
> do that part.
> Step 1:
> % mkisofs -r -J -o bigfile.iso bigfile
> where "bigfile" is the file you want to store. The flags -r and
> -J make sure the file system will also be properly interpreted
> on non-standard systems; -o specifies the output file.
> Step 2:
> % cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=10 -v -eject -tao -data bigfile.iso
> In order to know _what_ device to record to, run
> % camcontrol devlist
> Make sure you have proper permissions to access the files in /dev
> that are needed. If not, use "sudo" prefix or do the required parts
> using "su".
> In the "camcontrol devlist" output, available drives will be
> listed. Bus, taget and LUN will form the "trinity" address that
> will then be used in the dev= parameter.
> After successful burning,
> % rm bigfile.iso
> as it's not needed anymore.
> You can also use a piping mechanism from mkisofs to cdrecord, but I
> didn't want to make it that complicated. :-)
> In case you need to burn a DVD because the file gets bigger than
> 650..700 MB, only one step is needed:
> % growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd -r -J bigfile
> In this case, /dev/dvd is a symlink to /dev/cd0 (see "camcontrol
> devlist" output again, but look for the associated SCSI devices).
> If you already have the ISO file, use
> % growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=bigfile.iso
> to record it to DVD.
> Note that there are other ways to store data on CDs and DVDs
> which are intendedly less compatible by omitting the ISO 9660
> file system. :-)
i was going to ask you offlist, but then found this stuff --
or a subset of -- in my howto file. then, yesterday, i
finally tried to change the bios of my target machine.
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