On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 02:53:26PM +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I used this (packet writing) for the first time recently. I've no doubt that
> it doesn't result in a very "nice" use of the CD but it's a piece of cake
It has its uses, sure, but I'm just an old-fashioned paranoid when it comes to
CD creation ;)
> for Joe Six Pack or in this case my aging uncle who is an avid if slightly
> clueless PC user. Having bought himself a shiny new Dell box with a CD-RW I
> formatted a CD for packet writing and showed him how to back up his rather
I guess it would be useful for my parents, too, although I'd rather have them
get an internal ZIP drive of some sort :)
(I've stopped using floppies, and am now working on a Grub-based rescue ZIP :)
> small collection of documents by simply dragging and dropping them to the
> CD. Sure, he's not using the CD as efficiently as possible but it's easy for
> him, which makes my life easier, I can tell you :-)
Hehe. Purely selfish reasons, in other words ;)
> Have a look at http://packet-cd.sourceforge.net - the second paragraph sums
> it up nicely.
I guess this will be supported by X-CD-Roast if it's not already in there..
or maybe even the Gnome filebrowser will have some direct support for it?
Hmm..could this be used to create an ISO image for packet writing? Prepare a
file of the proper size, mount it with packet writing and drop files on it?
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