burning 5.3-RELEASE CDs

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Mon Jan 3 21:43:28 PST 2005

     On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 21:49:26 +1100 (EST) Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
>On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Scott Bennett wrote:
>> I've also tried burning the first file to CD-Rs using Windows XP Home's 
>> own facilities and using Sonic RecordNow! under said system, but did not 
>> get bootable CDs either way.  I also tried mounting the Windows 
>> partition onto /mnt under 5.2.1 and using the burncd command to burn the 
>> first file onto a CD-RW and, later, the second file onto a CD-RW.  
>> Neither attempt gave me a bootable CD.
>What, exactly, was your "burncd" command?  Using 4.10 to create 5.3 CDs, 
>this "just worked", using write-once CDs:
>burncd -f /dev/acd0c data /var/tmp/cd.iso fixate
     As root, I did the following (assuming I remember the Windows path

 mount -t ntfs /dev/ad0s1 /mnt
 cd /mnt/Documents\ and\ Settings/Scott/My\ Documents/CD-R
 burncd -f /dev/acd0 data 5.3-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso fixate

and later:

 burncd -f /dev/acd0 data 5.3-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso fixate

Note that there is no partition letter following the major and minor devices
in /dev/acd0 (i.e., no partition 'c' that traditionally encompasses an entire
drive in BSD).  It is the only name in /dev pertaining to the CD/DVD burner.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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