Does anybody installed DVD Rom on FreeBSD 4.9?
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Wed Feb 25 09:50:42 PST 2004
On Wednesday 25 February 2004 11:15 am, Carla Neves wrote:
> Hi dear FreeBSD users,
> I would like to install a DVD R+W on my Proliant Ml330 for backups
> Before I buy the DVD Rom, I would like to know if someone has done
> that before with success for FreeBSD 4.9.
> I checked on freebsd sites that there is a SW for FreeBSD 4.9,
> used for burning DVDs and it is compatible with several DVD R+W
> providers. Anyway, I would like to know if I need something more
> besides this SW, like: DVD drivers, Kernel configurations...
> Thanks in advance for your help
Assuming you will use an IDE DVD burner, you will need to recompile the kernel
with the atapicam device. You can burn DVD's using the port dvd+rw-tools.
Regardless of the port's name, it also burns DVD-R/RW.
You can get the instructions you need from the FreeBSD Handbook. The relevant
pages can be found online at:
I documented my success with certain hardware and media in an email at:
If your DVD burner also burns CD-R/RW, you can use burn CD's using mkisofs and
cdrecord. Both of these applications are included in the cdrtools port that
can be found at:
glabels is an application for creating CD/DVD labels. It has templates for
many Avery and Neato label sheets. You can find glabels in the ports at:
Best of luck,
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