How can I mount a cdrom .bin file?
Eduardo Viruena Silva
mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Wed May 14 20:52:54 PDT 2003
On Thu, 15 May 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 14 May 2003 at 21:17:22 +0000, How Can ThisBe wrote:
> > Hello. I have a number of .bin CDROM images and I was wondering how I
> > can mount them? I know how to mount .iso CDROM images but .bin is new
> > to me :]
> File name extensions are meaningless in UNIX. You can call them
> anything you want. As somebody else observed, it might be a
> proprietary format, in which case you're out of luck. But don't
> assume anything based on the name. file(1) is your friend some of the
> time, but it doesn't recognize ISO images.
I was helping somebody in my office with that kind of
Windows XP critters.
.bin & .cue files can be read by daemontools [www.daemontools.org] for
windows. These guys took BSD cd9660 mounting programs and adapt them
for windows. I don't remember, but I believe they have
legal problems for this.
You can "mount" that image in a virtual CD and then, with a burner program
you can build the iso image, just as "mdconfig -a -t vnode..." does.
Now, in FreeBSD, /usr/ports/sysutils/bchunk that help you
to build the iso image:
bchunk is a Unix/C rewrite of the fine BinChunker software for some
binchunker converts a CD image in a ".bin / .cue" format
(sometimes ".raw / .cue") to a set of .iso and .cdr tracks. The
bin/cue format is used by some non-Unix cd-writing software, but
is not supported on most other cd-writing programs.
The .iso track contains an ISO file system, which can be mounted
through a vn device on FreeBSD systems, or written on a CD-R
using cdrecord. The .cdr tracks are in the native CD audio format. (pcm)
They can be either written on a CD-R using cdrecord -audio, or
converted to WAV (or any other sound format for that matter)
hope it helps.
2b | ~2b == ?
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