Subject: Re: DVD-RAM/RW/+RW in NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20040106T150312@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com>
Date: 01/06/2004 15:06:43
email@example.com (Wojciech Puchar) writes:
> maybe partially off-topic but 2 questions:
> 1) which of standards allows rewritable media to be accessed in floppy
> style (sectors directly addressable both on reads and writes).
> i've heard that DVD-RW doesn't (but it allows recording DVD's readable in
> DVD players), DVD+RW does but with tool to format it (exist in pkgsrc),
> DVD-RAM - yes
> 2) is 1) supported in NetBSD?
Growisofs (from dvd+rw-tools) will format (if needed) and write
arbitrary blocks to dvd+r and dvd+rw. Normally it is used with
mkisofs to make a CD-compatible file system, but if you really wanted
you could put a raw tar file on the DVD (or in theory even a unix fs
if the unix fs could deal with the dvd's 32k block size.)
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
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