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    SubjectRe: CDROM driver does not support Linux partition tables
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    Phil Stracchino <alaric@babcom.com> writes:

    >
    > A deficiency in the Linux CDROM driver was just brought to my attention.
    > Even on a kernel configured with support for UFS and Sun partition
    > tables, it doesn't appear to be possible to mount any but the first
    > slice of a Sun CDROM containing multiple slices. Essentially, it seems
    > that Solaris partition table support doesn't trickle down to the CDROM
    > driver.
    >
    > Is this something that's supposed to happen, and is there a reason why
    > it's not supported, or is it simply that no-one has asked for it to be
    > supported and/or no-one has gotten around to implementing it because of
    > lack of demand?
    >
    > (The particular case in which this came up is someone who has a Sun box
    > without a CDROM drive in it, and wants to use a Linux box as a jumpstart
    > server, but can't because the Linux box can't read beyond the first
    > slice on the CD.)

    Can the disk be copied to a file or hard disk and mounted there?

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    Måns Rullgård
    mru@users.sf.net
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