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RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:16 pm

In conclusion: Nigel still hasn't got a clue and I am still a prat.

RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM

Postby twitcher » Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:52 am

Thanks, this sounds like what I need. I will need to upgrade the kernel first and then give it a go. Cheers MC
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RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:41 pm

I have just installed the LG drive and used my first DVD-RAM. Same procedure as in MC's post. In detail:
Put a DVD-RAM in the drive
> su (to root, but may not be necessary)
> mke2fs /dev/hdc (if your drive device is /dev/hdc, say)
: Put following line in /etc/fstab
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
> mkdir /mnt/dvd
> mount /mnt/dvd
> chmod a+w /mnt/dvd
> umount /mnt/dvd
> exit
: can now be mounted + written by users just like a hard disk partition.

RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM

Postby photobod » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:57 am

I also have the same LG drive on SuSE 9.2.
MC is right about using mount, but I use:
mount /dev/dvdram /mnt
Normally, you have to be root to do this on SuSE. I'm trying to find an easy way to enable it under submount, so any suggestions would be very welcome! I did chown neil /mnt to enable normal read/write. No formatting was needed on my PC, it just worked.
One thing to be aware of is that the drive buffers writes until it's actually necessary to write to disk. In the case of my PC (with 3GB physical RAM) this can mean that unmounting can take a loooong time!
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