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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive
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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive



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On Wednesday 26 November 2003 08:19 pm, Ken Bloom kabloom-at-ucdavis.edu 
|lugod| wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 08:04:46PM -0800, Ryan wrote:
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> > On Wednesday 26 November 2003 03:28 am, Bill Kendrick nbs-at-sonic.net
> >
> > |lugod| wrote:
> > |
> > > On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:48:08AM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> > > > +RW is random writeable. You could format it as ext2 and mount it :)
> > >
> > > OOh.. that's messed up.  Cool! :^)  I guess with nearly 5GB, the
> > > overhead of maintaining the filesystem stuff (directories, etc.)
> > > becomes much less of a problem. :^)
> >
> > One small problem, the disks will wear out after a few thosand write
> > cycles. This will happen faster then you think, as the superblock and
> > whatnot get written to quite often.
> >
> > also, I think a kernel patch is required.
>
> Could you post more information about this? Would I theoretically be
> able to do the same thing with a CD-RW? Where can I find the patch? (Is
> there a debian package with the patch?) How reliable is the patch?

No, you can't do it with CD-RW, only DVD+RW. It makes the discs usable like 
any other block device, ie, you can burn with dd.

http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/

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