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Old 03-07-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Cannot read CD except distro set

I need to burn CDs under WindowsXP that can be read by Mandrake 9.1.

Drive mounts fine and can see distribution CDs, which I wrote as ISO images.
mount says:

none on /mnt/cdrom type supermount (ro,dev=dev/hdc,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)

I thought supermount fs=auto meant that I'd be able to read vfat CDs.
But any CD I write as a "Data CD", while readable under WinXP causes IO errors on Mandrake.

Tried several CDs, so I don't think its a media issue.

Must I make a .iso disk image to make a CD readable ?
If so, how do I do that ?

Old 03-08-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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If your putting an iso image on a cd, or putting a distro on (thats an iso) you cant mount/burn it as a data disk. You'll have to change the settings to "burn cd image". If your using nero select "cd image". If you dont the files wont be read the same.

Hope this helps you.

Old 03-08-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks - I know that ISO is different than a data disk.
As I said, ISO works OK - that's how I installed.
So I know the CD drive works correctly.

I'm using Roxio's EZ to write CDs under WinXP.

Now I need to write just plain data (RPM files and plain text).
I write them as a Data CD, and they are readable under WinXP.

Mandrake cannot do anything with them - just spins and sometimes gives ioerror - as if the format is not compatible.

Can you confirm that a data disk should be readable with fs=auto ?
Or give another suggestion as to other things to try ?



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