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Old 02-02-2007, 06:09 AM   #1
thomas_fogh
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Mount a directory as a CD/DVD drive??


Is it possible to mount (or whatever) a directory and make Linux think it's a CD/DVD drive?

Like:
/DVD_BACKUP/Cars/AUDIO_TS
/DVD_BACKUP/Cars/VIDEO_TS

mount /DVD_BACKUP/Cars /media/cdrom

And fool Linux to think that /media/cdrom is actually the Cars DVD?

Oh, and I can't use loop.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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Oh, and I can't use loop.
What's this about?? AHA!!!--perhaps one of the constraints in your homework assignment?

First, you do not mount directories. Mount refers to attaching a device to the filesystem so that it can be used to read/write.

Second, Linux cannot be fooled. It will outsmart you every time.

Please give us the real problem......e.g. do you want to know how to mount a CD or DVD?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
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I think he's trying to run some movies he copied from DVDs' just as you play from a DVD, with all the menu and stuff. Sorry thomas not possible(AFAIK).
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:31 AM   #4
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Better to make an ISO of the DVD. AFIK, simply running 'cp' for a backup is not sufficient. Try:

Code:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=backup.iso
- or -
Code:
cat /dev/dvd > backup.iso
Mplayer should be able to play with:

Code:
mplayer -dvd-device backup.iso dvd://
 
Old 02-03-2007, 04:16 AM   #5
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It's not a homework assignment
It's for my HDD recorder which run Linux. I can use loopdevice to mount an iso but then I won't have the menus. (I can just playback the vobs.)
I guess I need to replace the device driver with a CD emulator of some sort...
 
  


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