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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers CD Writers Post 28544 by merlin on Thursday 19th of September 2002 07:18:12 PM
Old 09-19-2002
When you get Solaris 8, you get a whole bunch of CD's with extra stuff (well 2 or 3) it's in the compian (CD with extra programs). When you invoke the installer, then go through the selection for installation you'll be shown what apps it'll be installing.

Don't try and install it from JUST the CD without starting the installer. I've tried it and couldn't get it to work. Just start the installer then install it. If you want install the rest of the programs to.

Once done type 'which cdrw' at the command line and it'll tell you where it is. Should be off top of my head /usr/sbin or /usr/bin one of those two I'm pretty sure.

Just a hint thoug for when you get it running you'll also need to use the mkisofs command. This is how I would burn a program with this method;

mkisofs -r filename filename.tar | cdrw -i -O

That command would make the following files into ISO format the put the out put to the cdrw program. Option -i burns the CD at the burners speed otherwise it burns at x4 (I think) the -O (not zero) leave the CD open incase you want to add to it later. If you get it going and need a little more help let me know.

Also I use the cdrw program,

A: Because I like it
B: I work with security stuff sometimes, and burning with mkisofs and using cdrw to burn is good. It makes the format of the CD so it can only be read with UNIX/Linux (Think linux). This is good incase someone tried to get the CD and doesn't know what is on it. If it goes into a Windows machine it will think the CD is empty due to the format Smilie

pkg2du(1M)						  System Administration Commands						pkg2du(1M)

pkg2du - convert driver packages to Driver Update format SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/pkg2du [-f] [-v] [-d dir] [-o iso] [-l label] [-r release] pkg [pkg ...] DESCRIPTION
The /usr/bin/pkg2du utility takes one or more packages as input and converts them to Driver Update (DU) format. If the -d option is speci- fied, the resulting DU directory tree is placed in the directory dir. If the -o option is specified, a Solaris ISO image of the DU direc- tory tree is written in the file iso. The ISO image can be burned onto CD/DVD using cdrw(1) or cdrecord(1) (not a SunOS man page) and used during Solaris installation. At least one of the -d and -o options must be specified. If both are specified, then both an ISO image and a directory tree are generated. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -d dir Directory where the DU directory should be created. -o iso Create a Solaris ISO image of the DU directory. -f If dir/DU or iso exists, remove it without asking first. -l label Label/volume name of the ISO image (if -o option is specified). -r release Solaris release number to use. It takes the form of the return from uname -r command, for example, 5.10. If unspecified, the release number of the currently running Solaris is used. -v Verbose. Multiple -v options increase verbosity. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: pkg [pkg...] One or more packages to be converted to DU format. EXAMPLES
Example 1 Creating a DU CD/DVD The following commands create a DU CD or DVD containing packages SUNWfoo and SUNWbar. # /usr/bin/pkg2du -r 5.10 -o my.iso SUNWfoo SUNWbar # /usr/bin/cdrw -i my.iso ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cdrw(1), mkcd(1M), attributes(5) mkisofs(8), (/usr/share/man/man8/mkisofs.8), in the SUNWfsman package (not a SunOS man page) SunOS 5.11 29 Jul 2008 pkg2du(1M)

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