DVD-R not recording .iso

Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
Thu Sep 10 02:35:04 UTC 2009

On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Al Plant wrote:

> Aloha,
> on FreeBSD 8 Current
> I have installed growisofs. I want to burn a DVD R of 
> /path/7.2-RELEASE-p1-i386-disc1.iso .
> #growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/cd0=/path/7.2-RELEASE-p1-i386-disc1.iso .
> Got this from FreeBSD handbook. Get no such file or directory error. Whats 
> wrong with the syntax?

Caveats about anything I say: 1) I'm using 7.2, and b) I'm using +R media.

Nothing is wrong with the syntax, although your command above says the ISO 
file is in a directory called /path. Does the directory exist? Is the ISO 
in that directory? Permissions OK on everything? Does /dev/cd0 point to 
your burner? And as Adam said, make sure you have atapicam loaded.

I'm also assuming that dot at the end of your line is a period at the end 
of your sentence, and not part of the command you issued.

> Is this the correct way to copy an .iso onto a DVD-R for installs?

It burns the ISO to the disk as a premastered disk, which is what you want 
in this situation. If you wanted to just copy the ISO as a file, you'd 
replace the = sign with a space.

> Or can I just use burncd like somebody on the BSD forum said they did?

I have no idea what somebody on the BSD forum said  :^)

HTH. Hang loose.

Chris Hill               chris at monochrome.org
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