[lug] Help mounting a wierd cd-rom
Timothy C. Klein
teece at silverklein.net
Sat Aug 30 18:14:48 MDT 2003
* Paul E Condon (pecondon at peakpeak.com) wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 04:16:58PM -0600, Luke P wrote:
> > Another idea I got was (probably on the Mac) use a cd-writer program to
> > import the disc sessions (like if you were using a multi-session disc) then
> > write them (this time with the closed option) to another cd-r (not your
> > original, wouldn't want to ruin that yet.
> > If that doesn't work, and you really need something like an XP machine with
> > a cd writer, maybe stop by a CompUSA and "try-out" one of their shelf demos,
> > or maybe go to a library or a Kinko's (just a guess).
> > Hope that helps,
> > -Luke
> I tried to read the CD on my wife's iMac. I got an alert message that the
> data on the CD was not a standard Mac format, and offered to buttons:
> 'ignore' and 'eject'. I tried 'ignore'. The alert box went away, and the
> iMac behaved as if there was no disk in the reader, and I had no way to
> eject the disk because there was no icon to drag and drop on the trash can.
> Sometimes GUI interfaces are a real show stopper. I had to reboot the iMac
> to get the Alert box back and this time I chose 'eject'
> I didn't try poking around in the terminal connection to the BSD Unix that
> is hidden under Mac OS X. I'm much more familiar with Linux, and also get
> much better help on the internet.
> I'll try going over to CompUSA when the rain stops.
I'm sure it is just a UDF file system. That is supported under Linux, it
just may require a kernel recompile. It is under:
File-Systems-->UDF File System Support (read only)
in make menuconfig for the kernel. The help says this:
? CONFIG_UDF_FS: ?
? This is the new file system used on some CD-ROMs and DVDs. Say Y if ?
? you intend to mount DVD discs or CDRW's written in packet mode, or ?
? if written to by other UDF utilities, such as DirectCD. This UDF ?
? file system support is read-only. If you want to write to UDF ?
? file systems on some media, you need to say Y to "UDF read-write ?
? support" below in addition. Please read ?
? Documentation/filesystems/udf.txt. ?
? This file system support is also available as a module ( = code ?
? which can be inserted in and removed from the running kernel ?
? whenever you want). The module is called udf.o. If you want to ?
? compile it as a module, say M here and read ?
? Documentation/modules.txt. ?
? If unsure, say N.
That sures seems easier than a trip to CompUSA. :-)
Try: (probably as root)
mount -t UDF /path-to-cdrom /path-to-mount-point.
If it compains about not knowing UDF, recompile it into your kernel.
Then that should work.
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