Re: UDF, ext2 and -o loop created images
Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
Putting ext2 on a CD and adding to later are two problems, I provided
one answer of two, since it sounded as if he was not clear on doing etc2
to CD at all.
Of course, I am sure things get a lot more complicated by the filesystem
"growing" or appending required for multisession recording of nonrewritable
media. UDF may allow for a "growudffs" approach, but I doubt if ext2 can.
Sure, make a big empty file, do a mke2fs, making the block size 4k,
then mount it. Copy anything you want to it, and unmount it. Now burn it
to a CD (or DVD). Easy as that.
I think you misunderstood here Bill (btw can you trim your replies?).
Adding a few more files in another session and have all files of all
sessions accessible when the disk is mounted requires explicit support
by the filesystem. Ext2, and I suspect any other hard disk fs, can't do
that. You can then only create a completely new disk. For CDs and a
little scripting this beats any linux-packet writing by a long shot and
may match adding another iso9660 session, but not for DVDs even if you
have a very fast computer.
The last time I trimmed some unrelated paragraphs I got a private flame
saying I took things out of context, and now you are unhappy because I
didn't. If a question is over five lines long I'll answer the author
directly. Since well over half this list is spam, unfiltered, I'm really
tired of getting BS about on-topic posts.
bill davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979