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Linux DVD RAM : Help needed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM Reply with quote

In conclusion: Nigel still hasn't got a clue and I am still a prat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM Reply with quote

Thanks, this sounds like what I need. I will need to upgrade the kernel first and then give it a go. Cheers MC
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM Reply with quote

I have just installed the LG drive and used my first DVD-RAM. Same procedure as in MC's post. In detail:
Put a DVD-RAM in the drive
> su (to root, but may not be necessary)
> mke2fs /dev/hdc (if your drive device is /dev/hdc, say)
: Put following line in /etc/fstab
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
> mkdir /mnt/dvd
> mount /mnt/dvd
> chmod a+w /mnt/dvd
> umount /mnt/dvd
> exit
: can now be mounted + written by users just like a hard disk partition.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: RE: Re: Linux DVD RAM Reply with quote

I also have the same LG drive on SuSE 9.2.
MC is right about using mount, but I use:
mount /dev/dvdram /mnt
Normally, you have to be root to do this on SuSE. I'm trying to find an easy way to enable it under submount, so any suggestions would be very welcome! I did chown neil /mnt to enable normal read/write. No formatting was needed on my PC, it just worked.
One thing to be aware of is that the drive buffers writes until it's actually necessary to write to disk. In the case of my PC (with 3GB physical RAM) this can mean that unmounting can take a loooong time!
Neil Lewis (Photobod)
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