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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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