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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive
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Re: [vox-tech] DVD playback and burning under Debian; IDE DVD+/-RW drive



On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 08:04:46PM -0800, Ryan wrote:
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> On Wednesday 26 November 2003 03:28 am, Bill Kendrick nbs-at-sonic.net 
> |lugod| wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:48:08AM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> > > +RW is random writeable. You could format it as ext2 and mount it :)
> >
> > OOh.. that's messed up.  Cool! :^)  I guess with nearly 5GB, the overhead
> > of maintaining the filesystem stuff (directories, etc.) becomes much less
> > of a problem. :^)
> 
> One small problem, the disks will wear out after a few thosand write cycles. 
> This will happen faster then you think, as the superblock and whatnot get 
> written to quite often.
> 
> also, I think a kernel patch is required.

Could you post more information about this? Would I theoretically be 
able to do the same thing with a CD-RW? Where can I find the patch? (Is 
there a debian package with the patch?) How reliable is the patch?

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