From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Tue Dec 18 12:38:23 2001

On Dec 18, 10:56, Christopher Smith wrote:

> Well, I've never met a standard CD that it wouldn't work on. I was told
> third-hand by somebody who worked for SGI that their media was somehow
> protected" and couldn't be reproduced well.
> I've successfully imaged my IRIX 6.2 media and booted/installed my system
> from the backup. Works fine.

Same experience here. i've made copies of IRIX CDs, and I've made
non-standard bootable distribution CDs. The only unusual feature is that
they're an EFS filesystem rather than, say, ISO9660. But as far as a
burner is concerned, an image is an image, and as far as Linux's dd command
is concerned, the same is true (I've copied Apple CDs the same way, by
dd'ing from the raw disk device holding the CD, to a file.).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Dec 18 2001 - 12:38:23 GMT

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