Re: [PARPORT] packetwriting on a parallel cdwriter

From: Stephen Mollett (
Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 16:05:36 EDT

  • Next message: Guy Forssman: "[Fwd: Re: [PARPORT] packetwriting on a parallel cdwriter]"

    On Thursday 05 Sep 2002 19:06, Guy Forssman wrote:
    > I have packetwriting compiled as the udf filesystem but now I would like
    > to use it on my external parallel cdwriter.
    > The problem is you can't mount a pg says the manual.


    You need to check the packet-writing docs. I don't know whether it supports
    parallel-port drives offhand (parport/packet-cd collaboration opportunity?
    :-) but _if_ it does, (in a nutshell) you'll need to apply the appropriate
    patch to your kernel, configure with packet-writing support, compile,
    install, reboot, install the udftools package, format a CD-RW disc with
    'cdrwtool -d /dev/pcd0 -q', setup the pktcdvd device with something like
    'pktsetup /dev/pktcdvd0 /dev/pcd0' then mount the pktcdvd0 device somewhere.
    And praying a bit might help too.

    Seriously, though, if the documentation doesn't help you, the packet-writing
    mailing list <> might be able to enlighten you. You
    can subscribe from the packet-cd site.


    Useful addresses:

    Latest packet-writing patches:

    Packet-writing for Linux homepage (a bit out-of-date):

    Linux-UDF homepage (for udftools):

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