Subject: Re: CD Writer Software
To: Peter Galbavy <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/1996 17:08:05
According to Peter Galbavy:
>There is two parts to this. One if the software to create ISO9660 format
>file systems, which can then be put onto anything. I tried this with a
>floppy and SunOS mounted it fine as an hsfs filesystem.

Careful with this!  The HSFS != ISO9660, at least in SunOS
implementations.  For the most part an ISO9660 CD will work when
mounted as HSFS but there are some file types that are quietly ignored
by Sun's code - the upshot being that you will not find some files
that should be there.  I had a user here at work that got hold of some
of the NASA Voyager CD's which we mounted on our Sun server - he could
see a lot of the images but there were some files that just did not
show up which worried me until I found out about the unknown file
types (actually, I think the Sun does whine to the console about
unkown file type 0xYY but I am not sure about that now)

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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