Subject: Re: Bootable CDs
To: None <>
From: Philip Tait <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/17/1999 13:54:52
Richard van den Berg wrote:

> By Jonathan Stone in comp.sys.dec:
> AFAIK, DECstation PROMs dont boot ISO or RockRidge CDs; you have to
> burn an image of a SCSI disk (eg., scsi-disk style bootblocks plus a
> UFS filesystem) onto the disk.  Other thing is that the boot PROMs
> expect 512-byte sectored CDs.
> You can view the whole message at:

I was expecting that the CD would have an ffs filesystem on it - you're
saying that ufs would be necessary?  So an Ultrix system would be needed to
make the diskimage, correct?

Also, I don't see an option in 'cdrecord' to write 512-byte sectors - I sent
a note to the author to ask if this is feasible.


Philip J. Tait.....AlliedSignal Engines, Phoenix,