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Old 12-29-2002, 10:10 AM   #1
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How do you read a UDF formated CDROM?

Hi, I have a bunch of CDs that I in UDF format from Easy CD creator 4.0 and I want to be able to read them with a newer linux distrabution, mainly, redhat 8.0/mandrake 9.0 I read that more recent versions of linux have UDF support, but trying to open up the CDs is not working. It basically tells me the CDs have no data, or it is an unknown format. I read on a webpage that I need to type in # mount -t udf /mnt/cdrom but where do I type that in? I tried doing it in the terminal, and it seemed to work, but I still couldn't open the CDrom. I'm a big newbie so please make any instructions very clear. Thank you for your time and any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 12-29-2002, 02:32 PM   #2
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that will only work if the kernel supports udf, you will need to add udf support to the kernel

if you look in /proc/filesystems you should see the ones your kernel supports

cat /proc/filesystems
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev shm
nodev pipefs
nodev ramfs
nodev devfs
nodev nfs
nodev devpts
nodev usbdevfs
nodev usbfs
Old 12-29-2002, 07:49 PM   #3
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I like the idea behind the /proc scheme. It's very useful for getting various information about the current system abilties just like this example prooves again :-)
Old 12-29-2002, 11:34 PM   #4
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How do I add UDF support? I'm pretty lost as what to do. Any other help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 12-29-2002, 11:37 PM   #5
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If you don't have it from the above explaination, you'll probably need to rebuild your kernel to add support for this filesystem.



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