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Old 03-17-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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mount CD like a drive

Is there a program that can mount a CD-RW drive as a drive so I can do file management and such as if it was a normal drive? (assuming there is a CD-RW in the drive that is). I want to be able to do backups quickly and easly. I tried the GUI app but I hate it. I right click on anything and the delete option is right "in your face" and even if I dont click, it deletes things left and right, and crashes etc... everytime I open it I get all these popups saying it's my first time using it... just a PIA. Unless there's a good GUI cd writer, all I really am looking for is a command line one where I can basically copy the files to as I would on a normal mounted drive. Thanks!
Old 03-19-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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have you tried ?

Old 03-19-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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Burn CD's with the command line:
1. Put the data you want to save in a single directory, which I'll call /home/user/whatever and then make your image file, which I'll call "my_image.img" by running this command:
mkisofs -r -o my_image.img /home/user/whatever

2. Burn it to CD by running this command:
cdrecord -v speed=8 dev=0,0,0 -data my_image.img

Adjust the speed parameter to match your CD's specs and you're set. -- J.W.


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