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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

mkcd(1M)						  System Administration Commands						  mkcd(1M)

mkcd - create bootable Solaris ISO image SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/mkcd -v [-l label] media-root iso DESCRIPTION
The mkcd utility takes media-root (the root of an on-disk Solaris install media) as input and creates a bootable Solaris ISO image in the file iso, using mkisofs(8). The file can then be burned onto a CD/DVD with utilities such as cdrw(1) or cdrecord(1). (Neither mkisofs(8) nor cdrecord(1) are SunOS man pages.) Caution - The directory tree media-root must contain the file boot/grub/stage2_eltorito, which will be written to the media boot sectors. This file will be modified with some boot information, thus it must be writable. If necessary, first save a copy prior to running this utility. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -l label Sets label as the label/volume name of the ISO image. -v Verbose. Multiple -v options increase verbosity. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: media-root Top-level directory of an on-disk Solaris install media. iso Name of the output file which will contain the resulting ISO image. EXAMPLES
Example 1 Creating an ISO Image and Burning a CD/DVD The following commands create an ISO image from the content of s10u1 and burn the image to a CD/DVD. # /usr/bin/mkcd s10u1 s10u1.iso # /usr/bin/cdrw -i s10u1.iso ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cdrw(1), attributes(5) mkisofs(8), (/usr/share/man/man8/mkisofs.8), in the SUNWfsman package (not a SunOS man page) SunOS 5.11 25 Jul 2008 mkcd(1M)

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