On 06/30/2012 03:43 PM, Andy Blanchard wrote:
> On 30 June 2012 22:38, JD <jd1008(a)gmail.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> Does it exist?
> What about kernel add-on packages
> that would insert the pseudo-driver shim
> and the apps to use it?
> If you mean, for instance, can I put an ISO image on my HD and mount it, then
> it's built in to the Kernel:
> mount -t iso9660 -o loop,ro <path to image> <mount point>
> /The only person to have all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe/
no, that is not what I meant. I really mean a cd/dvd/optical media hardware
and not the FS support of iso9660.
I read some blogs about cdemu, which is not
available in the fedora repos.
Yes, although the utility of that is questionable. No emulator will let you do
things like a proper rip of a CD, because the fancy subtrack and odd preburn
areas and such aren't in your image. And if you are debugging optical media
drivers, I doubt any emulation will be a bizarre as burner firmware.
You can get a better emulation by using kvm, starting qemu-kvm with the -cdrom
option, but what you need to emulate is the optical media device, as well as the
media itself, and the accuracy of emulation is dubious.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
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