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Brian Lindauer
Occasional Contributor

ISO 9660 CD on VMS

Is it possible to create an ISO 9660 format
CD on vms?
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor
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Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

Yes. I use mkisofs and cdrecord.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/faq/openvms_faq.html

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/faq/vmsfaq_stmlf.txt

9.7 How do I write CD-Recordable or DVD
media on OpenVMS?


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Brian Lindauer
Occasional Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

Where did you get a copy for mkisofs?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

> Where did you get a copy for mkisofs?

Made it myself. I seem to have a (modified)
source directory for cdrecord 1.8.1
(including mkisofs), but I don't seem to
have made a kit from that, and I've purged
out the binaries. Let me know if you're
interested in that, and I can probably
re-build and/or re-package things.

If you have a C compiler (and some sense of
adventure), you might look into some stuff
which is currently under development:

http://antinode.org/ftp/cdrtools/cdrtools-2_01_01a20/
ftp://antinode.org/cdrtools/cdrtools-2_01_01a20/

There are a Zip kit and some loose
replacement files.

I haven't tested it much, but I believe that
the mkisofs in there works. (And I'd be
pleased to get complaints about it, if not.)
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

I also have what looks like a cdrtools
2.01a24 VMS kit (with Alpha and VAX
binaries, circa 8-MAR-2005), which seems to
be what my symbols point to:

ALP $ mkisofs -version

Using NO ".mkisofsrc" init file.
mkisofs 2.01a24 (Alpha-HP-VMS/OpenVMS)

ALP $ cdrecord -version
Cdrecord 2.01a24 (Alpha-HP-VMS/OpenVMS) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Jörg Schilling
[...]

I'm pretty sure that I've use the mkisofs in
that kit, too.
Rick Dyson
Valued Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but...

If you want to make an OpenVMS compatible CD (i.e., not ISO 9660). There was a free product called "DFY$VMSCD" for VAX and Alpha. It was binaries only and easy to use. It even was able to make a boot volume, though I never tired that. This made Files-11 ODS-2 format CDRs for me over the years that work just fine.

You make a root directory with everything you want (you have to manage the size not to be too big) and then just run the commmand line with args and it outputs a file that is a image that can be used by MOST PC programs to burn to disc. I found Roxio's product quit accepting the image file as input in recent versions, but I believe it works OK with Nero Burning ROM.

As to where to find DFY, I don't know but I do have the VAX and Alpha ZIP archive from Istvan Dosa if someone wants them.

Rick

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

I happened to get a copy of DFY$VMSCD for my VAX yesterday:
http://www.cd-info.com/tech/rec/vms/index.html

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Heuser-Hofmann
Frequent Advisor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

Hi,

There is a solution much better than DFY. Use the logical disk driver (LD) and burn the image under OpenVMS.

Eberhard
John Travell
Valued Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

Eberhard,
Are you sure about this ? Can you make an ISO 9660 format CD from an LDdriver container file? How ?

Yes, LDdriver does an excellent job of making a container file look exactly like a VMS disk, but I cannot see anything in LD help or init that is relevant to creating an iso9660 format file system, and the only reference in mount is to /MEDIA_FORMAT=CDROM to tell mount NOT to do an ODS2 mount sequence.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

> Can you make an ISO 9660 format CD from an
> LDdriver container file?

What he said was that LD was better than DFY.
I don't think that anyone said here that LD
would make an ISO 9660 file system. Quite
the opposite, in fact.

It's not unusual for people to supply
interesting but irrelevant facts in forums
like this. Sometimes it's helpful, sometimes
it's confusing.

For the record, mkisofs makes an ISO 9660
image file, with no need for LD or anything
similar.
Heuser-Hofmann
Frequent Advisor

Re: ISO 9660 CD on VMS

" happened to get a copy of DFY$VMSCD for my VAX yesterday ..."

This is what I wanted to commend on.

DFY$VMSCD produces virtual disks with ODS2
file structure. LD does the same. You can mount files produced by mkisofs with LD, too. You can verify your written files that you want to burn. So the LD package is a better product in my eyes.

Eberhard