Studio looks like a tape device to your host
(usually an Exabyte 8200). Find the autorewind
device driver for this device i.e. /dev/rmt/1.
command to cut a cd is the mag tape file seek
mt -f /dev/rmt/1 fsf
is accomplished with the makedisc command.
The basic command is:
-R -t /working_directory /base_directory /studio_device
/working_directory is a directory dedicated
for makedisc's use. It should be able to contain
650 megabytes. A file called volume.inf needs
to be in this directory before starting makedisc.
In the makedisc distribution there is an example
file in the project directory.
is your stageing area. Put all the files and
sub- directories that yoiu want on the cd
in this directory.
device is the tape device you determined earlier.
makedisc command should be run from the directory
where you put all the makedisc executables.
should also be a graphical user interface
command lines given would be those used with
makedisc/cdstudio, creating a CD is a 3-step
the files and subdirectories into your stageing
area, refered to as the base directory.
The files in this directory must not change
durring the premaster step. The relationship
between the directory structure and filenames
under the base directory and the directory
structure and filenames on the cd can be
complicated. At its simplist and most common
the cd will look like your base directory,
Possably with all the file names truncated
to 8.3 uppercase charecters.
This is done either with the makedisc command
or the mkdsc_mo GUI ( image-premaster ).
This step gathers the files, wraps a ISO
9660 format around it and sends the data
to the studio. You may hear this step being
called "creating the cd image".
This is where filenames and directory structures
get changed. The options given to makedisc
determine how things get changed.
This is the process of burning the data
into the cd. This can be done using a tape
command or the GUI image-cut. The length
of time for the cut is given by: (size in
megabytes) * 74 /( writer speed * 650 )
+1. A 300 MB image on a 4x writer will take:
( 300 ) * 74 / ( 4 * 650 ) + 1 = 9.5 minutes
The command line is your magnetic tape file
space forward command
mt -f /dev/rmt/0 fsf
From the GUI choose "IMAGE" "CUT"