On Sat, 21 Apr 2001, John Gay wrote:
> My question is, would it be possible to set-up a 'Virtual' CD Jukebox on a
> Linux machine by partitioning a large harddrive with CD-sized partitions and
> copying the CD's to the partitions?
don't even need partitions. just dd the cd images and mount them as
loopback - serve out with samba.
> hard drive. I didn't know Windows could run software remotely
> over a network.
it definitely can.
one caveat, some software (eg games) on windows seems to require the
presence of a CD drive. ie the software wants to find it's data by
accessing a CD.
that would present a problem. however, there is some kind of a
'virtual cd' type thingy that can fool windows applications into
thinking a directory and contents are a CD, cause i remember using it
to play quake a long time ago.
so if that educational software has the same problemo, this 'virtual
cd' thingy would be a way round it. hopefully someone else will know
what i'm talking about and be able to provide the link.
>> John Gay
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