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Re: [vox-tech] IDE cdrw/dvdrw
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Re: [vox-tech] IDE cdrw/dvdrw

On Fri 02 Apr 04,  7:58 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@sbcglobal.net> said:
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >hi ed,
> >
> >On Thu 01 Apr 04, 11:04 AM, Edward Elliott <ed_elliott@email.com> said:
> <snip>
> >>The one advantage I have in Windows is that CDRW disc is recognized
> >>as a valid drive by the file system. That allows me to read and write
> >>files directly on it, using OpenOffice, or any other app. I have not
> >>yet been able to get this enabled on Gentoo, even though I have RW 
> >>defined in FSTAB for the CDRW device. 
> >
> >
> >intriguing.  there's really no reason, ipso facto, that linux can't do
> >this.
> >
> >this feature is probably part of MS windows kernel.  on linux, it would
> >be implemented by a small kernel module and a user space application
> >(like OO).  most likely the reason you can't do this on linux is that
> >nobody has written it yet.
> >
> >give it time.  if it isn't written yet, it will be.  that's the werid of
> >the open source world.
> >
> >pete
> >
> Pete
> It can be done already.  See my response to Ed here:
> http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox-tech/2004-04/msg00022.html

see that?  my prediction just came true!!!   :-)

> Maybe you missed it because I changed the subject line? ;)
> Jonathan

heh.  i'm still trying to catch up on my email...  


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