Arbitrary File Systems no longer writable
Ever since kernel 2.6.x, I have had a hell of a time with my DVD+RW. I used
to follow the advice here:
I tended to burn ext2 or ext3 disks instead of udf. If done on a DVD+RW, it
would yield a disk that was functionally an optical hard drive. I.e., I
could write and delete files to and from it. I found this functionality
increadibly useful. That is the beauty of a DVD+RW, and that was a huge
selling point to me.
Even with the patch 2.6.9 and earlier was flaky as hell, often times locking
my system up. Now, with 2.6.10, scsi emulation seems entirely broken. I had
to switch to burning to the ATAPI device instead. The burn works just fine
-- the problem is I cannot get my system to acknowledge /dev/hdd as anything
but a read-only filesystem. Even if I explicitly tell it to mount rw, and
even if I chmod 666 /dev/hdd. It always treats is as read only -- Even
though DVD+RW media should be able to handle this.
Does anyone know how I can get this functionality back?
btw -- going back to 2.4.x is not an option for me because of compatability
options with other hardware on my system.