Author: Dan Langille
Date: 01-08-03 19:52
I found out today that the mkisofs step is only necessary if you want to mount the CD contents as a file system.
Here's what I accidentally did today:
cdrecord -eject speed=12 dev=0,5,0 ~dan/fp2003.06_fbsd_fppho_fs_pho_phpads_.tgz
Note that I supplied a compressed tarball to cdrecord, not an ISO as I usually do.
I mentioned this (in a Linux channel on IRC), and was promptly told:
that's ok, you can access it with tar ...
So I can! Witness:
# tar tzf /dev/cd0a
Woo hoo! I'll just keep that CD and mark it accordingly.