[ILUG] Coming soon to a CD drive near you !
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Wed Sep 6 00:01:10 IST 2000
On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 11:37:03PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Niall O Broin thought:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 10:05:09AM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> > How'd you get to write the BBC image to a CD-RW and get it to boot? Is it
> > just a matter of cderase and cdrecord?
> Am I missing something here ? It's simply a matter of running cdrecord with
> the BBC ISO (bootable is a feature of the ISO, not the burning process).
> Don't have cderase, but cdrecord has a blank option for erasing. I'm sure
no, cderase was just an alias for whatever command option of whatever cdr
software was in use... Bet you can't do that in a Win32 CDR app though.
> I've erased this CD 20 times by now :-) (Just had a quick glance through my
> history - blanked the CD 15 times in there. I don't know how many which have
> gone from the history, and I finally copped on and wrote a script which does
> all the various things for me - mounting the BBC's bits, unmounting them,
> making a new ISO, burning, blanking so I've blanked it a few more times with
> that too. How may times can you rewrite a CD-RW anyway ?
> The real trick in this process is deconstructing the BBC ISO and its
> compressed filesystem so that you can modify it, and then reconstructing it
> so that you can burn it.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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