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    SubjectRe: READ/WRITE CDROM
    On Sun, 12 Dec 1999, Jens Axboe wrote:

    > On Sun, Dec 12 1999, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > > > > I have been using a hacked sd.c to allow me to write to a floptical
    > > > > drive. Now I have a real SCSI READ/WRITE CDROM (Yamaha CRW6416SZ).
    > > >
    > > > Im suprised you need to hack it for flopticals.
    > >
    > > It thought it was a CDROM. Simple hack, call it a disk.
    >
    > That won't work at all. Blocks must be written in fixed sizes,
    > set when formatting the media. This is usually 32 or 64KB,
    > depending on the media type.

    Well it certainly has! The media (I'm talking about floptical, not
    my new CD-RW), comes "formatted" and I can build an ext2 file-system
    on it (slowly). I have been using it for several years. We also
    use the, on Suns -been there, done that, long time --.


    Cheers,
    Dick Johnson

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