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Old 05-30-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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reading multivolume cds


Hello?

I have a CD created with multiple volumes in Windows.

In Windows, to switch between different volumes on this
CD, I use some utility called "multimounter" from the CD
burner vendor.

Now, is something like this available in Linux (console/GUI)
if I want to read different volumes on this CD? In other words,
does Linux support reading multivolume CDs?

Thanks.

Last edited by pcandpc; 06-03-2005 at 09:31 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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Basically, yes, but it might be a bit tricky.

The mount command that is used to read cds has a "session=x" option. Assuming cdroms are placed in the /cdrom directory on read, the command
mount -o session=2 /cdrom
as root will mount the second session of the disk. If mount says the disk is already mounted,
mount -o remount,session=2 /mnt/auto/cdrom
will mount it correctly.

This isn't the best method, but it is the easiest to setup. If you know what you are doing, create multiple mount points, one for each session, or do the same thing with automount points for ultimate convenience. (However, I'm not sure if multiple sessions of a disk can be mounted at once.)
 
Old 06-05-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hi evilmrhenry,

Thanks for your tips. I'll keep 'em in mind.

Does anyone know doing something similar in GUI?

Regards,
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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I do not think there are any GUI programs with that functionality. However, with automount, and multiple mount points, you can have "double-click on an icon, and load the n'th session from the CD".
 
Old 06-07-2005, 03:39 AM   #5
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Hi evilmrhenry,

All right! Thanks much for your comments.
 
  


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