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Re: Making CD to be read on Windows

On 18 May 2006, Michael Marsh wrote:
> On 5/18/06, Anthony Campbell <ac@acampbell.org.uk> wrote:
> >I've made a CD containing data (html and jpg files) which works fine
> >here but causes problems on Windows machines (surprise surprise!). The
> >browser (presumably IE) keeps saying "Page not found".
> >
> >I think this may be something to do with filename length. I have an idea
> >that the answer may be to make the CD with the -J switch. Can anyone
> >confirm this? I really DON'T want to have to rename all the files,
> >especially if that isn't the problem!
> Here's my standard procedure for making a data CD:
> $ mkisofs -o image.iso -J -r <directory>
> $ cdrecord -v dev=ATAPI:/dev/cdrom image.iso
> This has always worked on both Linux and Windows, and the "-r" should
> make it work on a Mac as well.  At least I *think* Mac is the platform
> that needs Rock Ridge extensions.
> If <directory> has an autorun.inf file with the following contents
> --- >8 ----
> [autorun]
> shellexecute=index.html
> --- >8 ----
> then Windows will automatically start the browser pointing at
> index.html, assuming that auto-run is enabled.  Presumably, any
> recognized file extension should be launched appropriately.

Thanks - just what I needed to know. I'll try it out this weekend.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
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