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LinuxPlanet: .comment: The Trouble with January

Jan 16, 2002, 20:28 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"Due to the terribly broken YaST2 Update function, the move from SuSE 7.2 to SuSE 7.3 had involved wiping the / and /usr partitions, so I have no idea what I was doing earlier with XCDRoast. It was installed but unconfigured. Additionally, the new version shipped with SuSE 7.3 is considerably different from the version I had earlier. I did get it configured and, employing the counterintuitive controls of XCDRoast, got an image file built.

Came time to burn the CDs. In projects like this, I like to produce a dozen or more CDs to distribute to family and friends. Imagine my chagrin when I got the message that the image was not ISO-9660 compliant. (This could be due to the inclusion of both Rock Ridge and Joliet extensions, but I don't think so; my understanding of ISO-9660 is that it specifies the manner in which the tracks will be placed on the CD, not their content, but I could be wrong.)

I burned one anyway. Then I took it to my lab rat machine to see what XCDRoast hath wrought. It is January, so you should not be surprised to learn that the CD reader on the lab rat sent the message, "no media found." For the same reason, it is no innovation that the CD reader in my wife's machine said the same thing. Still, I was beginning to see a trend, and I concluded that there was something terribly wrong with the way I was burning the CDs. Fortunately, and entirely on a whim, I plugged my little PCMCIA CD reader into the notebook, which happened to have a drive containing OS/2. The CD was visible, as were the images. But none of the links worked; even the thumbnail pages were long rows of boxes containing broken links and question marks."

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