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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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