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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:42:27 -0500
From:      Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Brett Glass <brett@lariat.org>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Burning DVD-R's
Message-ID:  <8385797A-3A3F-11D8-9B18-003065ABFD92@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <200312291957.MAA24137@lariat.org>
References:  <200312291957.MAA24137@lariat.org>

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On Dec 29, 2003, at 2:57 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
> Due to inevitable code and data bloat, I need to begin burning DVD-R's 
> instead
> of CD-R's. However, the man page for FreeBSD's burncd(8) utility 
> doesn't
> mention whether (or how) FreeBSD is capable of doing this on the 
> Memorex ATAPI
> drive I have at hand. Can anyone tell me (a) whether FreeBSD can burn 
> DVD-R's;
> (b) whether it wil work with this drive; and (c) what commands are 
> required to
> do the burning?  All info much appreciated.

Yes, FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's.  Please see 
/usr/ports/sysutils/dvd+rw-tools.  This port should work fine with an 
ATAPI burner such as your unit, but you may need to rebuild the kernel 
with:

device          atapicam

The command used is called "growisofs" and invokes "mkisofs" as needed 
as a dependency.  The manpage includes the following examples:

"      To  master and burn an ISO9660 volume with Joliet and Rock-Ridge 
exten-
        sions on a DVD:

             growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /some/files

        To append more data to same DVD:

             growisofs -M /dev/dvd -R -J /more/files

        Make sure to use the same options for both inital burning and 
following
        sessions.  To use growisofs to write a pre-mastered ISO-image to 
a DVD:

             growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=image.iso

        where  image.iso represents an arbitrary object in the 
filesystem, such
        as file, named pipe or device entry. Nothing is growing here  
and  com-
        mand name is not intuitive in this context."

-- 
-Chuck



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