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Old 02-04-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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filenames on cdrom or images are cutted

Hello there,

Since a few day's I walk agains a strange problem.
When I mount a cdrom or an image from a cdrom the contents are cutted off to 8 signs

f.e. netopyr@Dukla ~ $ ls /mnt/cdrom/movies/
humaned.mpq nighte~1.mpq tutori~1.mpq undeaded.mpq
humanop.mpq orced.mpq tutori~2.mpq

I have totaly no idea how it becomes like this or how to change it back so I can install any games again on my computer. (now installers complains about missing files because they are cutted off).

does anyone have any idea?


netopyr@Dukla ~ $ uname -a
Linux Dukla 2.6.10-gentoo-r1 #4 SMP Fri Jan 21 14:44:46 CET 2005 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
Old 02-04-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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It might have something to do with the CDROM file system used ... you might want to look at that
Old 02-04-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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you forgot to enable it in your kernel config

go to file systems->cd/dvd filesystems and make sure microsoft joliet extensions is set.
Old 02-04-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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I was thinking about that also but the cdroms are just iso9660...
Old 02-04-2005, 04:11 PM   #5
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if they use vfat as the filesystem you will need the extensions.

this is why they are being displayed as they are ( in DOS filenames longer than 8 characters are truncated and a tilde is used).

check and make sure you compiled support for vfat and the extensions

Last edited by __J; 02-04-2005 at 04:13 PM.
Old 02-04-2005, 05:02 PM   #6
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It might help if you try setting the filesystem when you mount the cdrom to auto. It will work if you have microsoft joilette extensions compiled into your kernel


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