Making Data CDs

Malcolm Kay Malcolm.Kay at
Thu Apr 17 18:04:51 PDT 2003

On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 10:23, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 09:21, Gerard Samuel wrote:
> > Just getting into CD Burning with FreeBSD.
> > I have a directory of files with a total size of 540M (according to w2k).
> > I made an iso of the directory like ->
> > mkisofs -o files.iso ~/temp/files
> This leaves a number of questions in my mind:
> If w2k can report the total size then is ~/temp/files on an NTFS or FAT
> file system or perhaps a symbolic link thereto? Or is it a copy of a w2k
> tree? What size does:
>   du -k ~/temp/files
> report?
> What size does 'ls -l' report for files.iso?
> Are any of the files w2k links/short-cuts?
> > Then I used burncd like ->
> > burncd -v -s max -f /dev/acd1 data ~/temp/files.iso fixate

Conventionally the device should be /dev/acd1c
Most systems don't have acd0 or acd1 as /dev entries.

> >
> > Now, Im able to mount the CD in FreeBSD, and in w2k, and they seem
> > similar, but the file sizes were way off.
> > According to w2k, the total file usage was 540M while the CD is only 40M.
> > Did I use the correct steps to burn this CD??

Malcolm Kay

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