fstab and directcd

From: Scott Walde <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Fri Sep 05 2003 - 08:40:03 CST

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Gordon J. Holtslander wrote:

> She has an enourmous volume of CD's created with directcd on windows.
> The machine won't mount them. I assume I have to change the details of
> fstab to support the file system used by directcd- but I don't know what
> that is?

The format is definitely UDF. I played with this a while back. Read-only
support is in the current kernels. Read-write is currently scary.

> How do you set up fstab to support multiple files systems for a single
> device and can they be detected automatically when mounted. Do I have
> to get our tech to learn the subtleties of mount ?
> I want the machine to be able to read generic cd-roms as well - and it
> wouldn't hurt to have it read what ever format Macs like to write cds with.

Generally, mount can autodetect the filesystem, provided it is a
filesystem that the kernel understands. I haven't tried this with UDF.
You would probably have to make sure the UDF module was inserted prior to
running mount. My fstab uses "auto" as the fs for /dev/fd0. Try changing
the 'iso9660' to 'auto' on the cdrom line in fstab.


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