On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 12:29:22PM +0100, David Crozier wrote:
>> I'm trying to burn off a CD which will open up a HTML file when inserted in
> the CD-ROM drive.
You could build a Linux bootable CD-ROM, with a web-browser. Just make sure
that init knows where to find it and how to call it. If you just want
a basic setup a text based browser such as lynx,links or w3m will do,
it should take no longer than a few minutes to modify a standard BBC image
If it's a full graphical browser you're after it will take longer but you
can get X working from a bootable CD-Rom, it won't be easy. Start by
looking at some of the installation CD's that run X on boot.
Having it just pop up when you insert the CD is going to be pretty
hard. Linux does have automount support, and there is an autorun
utility that will exec an "autorun" executable on a CD-ROM after
it's been mounted.
This approach is not as widely supported as just booting from a
> I have tried the following but with no luck. Any ideas?
> open=start index.htm
Maybe if you write that on the cd-rom with a marker, it might
give the user a hint as to what you want them to do.
colmmacc at redbrick.dcu.ie PubKey: colmmacc+pgp at redbrick.dcu.ie
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