SUMMARY: multi-slice cd dumping

From: Jacob Ritorto <>
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 12:48:55 EST
	Turns out that multiple dd commands per cd are the most applicable
solution for my scenario afterall (just trying to keep Solaris
distribution disc images archived on my jumpstart server in case I need to
re-install them).

	Michael recommended the readcd utility from the cdrecord package,
but this would require me to actually physically toast a cd, something I
try to avoid, though a better solution for people actually physically
copying discs.  The resulting 'readcd' images of multi-volume CDs are
apparently not fully handled by lofiadm.

	Colin explained that many typical Sun-oriented CDs will consist of
multiple slices, the first of which is iso9660 and the subsequent of
fstype ufs.

Thanks to Colin H. and Michael P. for the insight.


original question:
> is there a way to raw-copy a multi-volume (s0, s1, s2, s3, etc.) cd (hsfs)
> to a .iso file and then mount it with lofiadm?  tried dd but it only gets
> one slice at a time and that's sloppy.
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