Creating DVD and CDs
James Stuckey wrote:
> Hi all,
> After finally figuring out how to back up my e-mail files I now need
> to go about putting them onto a CD. What I have here is just a folder
> with files inside of it. I have some notes that I took at some point
> in front of me about making a CD and DVD and before I use them I'd
> like to ask the list to see if I've got it right.
Okay. No problem.
> To make a *CD* one first needs to create an ISO file. This is done
> with the "genisoimage" command. I took a look at the man-page for that
> and it gives several examples. Which one do I use? Do I need a Vanilla
> ISO9660 filesystem? Rock Ridge extensions? What's the difference?
> For a *DVD* the process is a little different. For example: "mkiso fs
> -rJ -i image stuff && growisofs -dvd-compact -z /dve/dvd=image"
You say this just as if it was the only way to write a CD. You're not
obliged to burn an .iso image, be it on a CD or a DVD, to write its
content to the CD (or DVD). If you want to keep data on a CD/DVD, why
would you use an .iso? That's an image-backup extension. If you're using
GUIs, I recommend you to switch to GUIs.
> After either of those commands, one need simply "wodim image.iso"
That must be with a particular program.
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client, please contact me.
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