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JMB_PHP
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mount blank dvd media

Can a blank dvd disk be mounted?
I can mount a finanlized dvd using mount /dev/dsk/c2t0d0 /dvd but get the error UNRECOGNIZED FILE SYSTEM with a blank dvd. Tried adding -F cdfs option and get the same error. Do not see USB files referenced in /dev/deviceFileSystem

HPUX ia64 rx2660
DVD Optiarc USB
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Steven Schweda
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Re: mount blank dvd media

> Can a blank dvd disk be mounted?

Apparently not. Just as a virgin magnetic
disk can't be. Part of "blank" implies "no
file system". Part of "mount" requires one.

As usual, it might help if you explained what
you'd like to do, instead of asking how to do
some inappropriate thing which you think lies
along the path to your actual goal.

Because writing to an optical disc is
typically a one-pass operation, the usual
procedure is to use a program like mkisofs to
create an image file (on a normal disk) which
contains the whole file system (usually an
ISO 9660 file system) which is to be recorded
onto the optical disc. Then, a program like
cdrecord can transfer that image file to the
destination optical disc.

Other things may also be possible, depending
on what you're actually trying to do.
JMB_PHP
Advisor

Re: mount blank dvd media

Thanks, I'm trying to get MAKE_OPTICALDISC_RECOVERY to run but I keep getting errors. I was trying to ensure that the DVD was reachable even though I'm nowhere close to that point.

I believe my main problem is in the script that it greps for year "200" and tail -1 to get the last MAKE_NET_RECOVERY file created. Just changed the grep to "20" and its running now.

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: mount blank dvd media

> [...] I'm trying to get
> MAKE_OPTICALDISC_RECOVERY to run but I keep
> getting errors. [...]

That would have been a more helpful start, if
you had provided any kind of description of
the actual command being used, or the actual
"errors" being seen.

If you expect to get useful answers, then you
sometimes need to ask a good question well.
Output from "uname -a" is often a good start,
by the way. Some hint about the actual task
at hand can also be helpful. (Just some
random thoughts. Pay no attention to me.)
JMB_PHP
Advisor

Re: mount blank dvd media

tks