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Re: lynx-dev lynx on a Shareware-CD-ROM? (fwd)

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx on a Shareware-CD-ROM? (fwd)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 12:35:23 -0400

On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 07:16:21AM -0700, David Combs wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 1999 at 08:36:08AM +0100, David Woolley wrote:
> > <snip>
> > There are perfectly good CD mastering programs (e.g. mkisofs 12b4
> > and probably b5, for Unix like systems) that can create CDs which
> > will read with 8.3 names on baseline ISO 9660 systems and long
> > filenames on systems with either Joliet or Rock Ridge extension
> > support (one CD supporting both).
> > <snip>
> On friday I called my disk & tape-drive &etc supplier I use for my
> sun, and asked how much it cost to buy a cdrom-writer hardware.
> He said it was cheaper to get one for write-once cd's, since the cd's
> cost only $1 each.
> Anyway, the cd-writer machine cost, he said, around $500 (external, scsi)--
> but that the SOFTWARE for it cost $1,500(!!!!!).
> Good Lord, who can afford that?
> Just how Do people write these cd's?  Does gnu provide something?
> (I'm talking about writing "from unix", reading onto unix -- and maybe
> maybe maybe reading onto NT on a pc.  (unix on sun).)
> I imagine that lots of us on this list could use some education
> on this new and compact way of sending out software, and would
> be interested in tutorial or whatever on the hardware and SOFTWARE
> needed for doing this.

I got a TEAC SCSI CD writer (4x12) for well undex $US500, which came
with Adaptec CD software. I have used it to create CDs readable under
Win32, NetBSD (PC/UNIX), Digital UNIX and audio CDs. I created an ISO
filesystem with mkisofs, then used the Adaptec software to put that
image on the CD. There are free UNIX programs to write the CDs, but I
wasn't able to get them to work with my hardware.

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