SCO Compatible CD



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SCO Compatible CD

Postby CoachHog » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 11:03:24 GMT

Hello All,

I'm trying to burn a CD on a Windows machine that I can then read on a SCO
Unix box (SCO OpenServer Release 5, installed on a Compaq Proliant 800

Any chance that I can do this?



Re: SCO Compatible CD

Postby Stuart J. Browne » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 11:36:57 GMT



You may have to use either standard ISO9660 naming scheme (8.3 filenames),
force a broken ISO9660 (can use up to 32 characters for filenames), or use
a RockRidge format disk to get the names to read right.

Under Linux, using 'mkisofs', I use the following options:

    -d -l -r -T

These translate as:

    -d    don't force trailing periods
    -l    use 32 character filenames
    -r    use a RockRidge format
    -T    generate a TRANS.TBL

The last is for systems that don't understand RockRidge (not sure of any).

In your Windows burning software (using Nero? Adaptec CD Writer?), you
should have options to force the disk into given formats (FAT, Joliet+Fat,
RockRidge), select the right one.  After that, you should be fine.

Hope this helps you.

Re: SCO Compatible CD

Postby bv » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:45:01 GMT

In article <Ljxyb.375392$Fm2.391012@attbi_s04>,

You didn't mention your burning software but I have used
both the Easy CD Creator from Roxio/Adaptec and Nero - and they
both have ISO format capability.  It will be an option somewhere on
the menus.

I use that on all my disc so I can move transparently between


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

Re: SCO Compatible CD

Postby Scott Burns » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 14:54:47 GMT

    not sure if this is an issue any more (anyone? ) but on older 
versions of SCO I've seen problems with CDs where I've written to them 
once, not closed off the disk, then gone back later to add more 
files/remove old files from the layout.  What happened was that the 
layout changes were not apparent on SCO (old layout) whereas Windows 
could still read the new files and not the old ones.

    I've seen this on a P200, but not sure of the SCO version (it was 
version 5.0.x though...).  It's worth keeping in mind though in case you 
ever destroy CD layouts by accident...

Scott Burns
Mirrabooka Systems

Tel +61 7 3857 7899
Fax +61 7 3857 1368 

Re: SCO Compatible CD

Postby Bob Bailin » Tue, 02 Dec 2003 15:04:23 GMT


It's still an issue on 5.0.7, which cannot read the changes on
windows multisession cds.

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