mode problem with k3b?

Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED m_d_berger_1900 at
Wed Feb 6 22:43:21 UTC 2008

On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 17:13:28 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:

> Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>> On a FC7 box, I have some files, all with permissions 0400. Using k3b,
>> I burned an iso9660 CD.  Now I:
>>   mount -t iso9660 -o mode=0400 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom ls -l
>>   /mnt/cdrom/*
>> All files have permission 0444.
> In K3b there is a setting to preserve file permissions.  I see it via
> the burn options, on the Filesystem tab, in the Filesystem area,
> clicking the Custom button.  Perhaps that's what you need to check off
> to get the desired result?
> Looking at the mount manpage, it says this about the mode option for
> iso9660 filesystems:
>     mode=value
>         For non-Rock Ridge volumes, give all files the indicated mode.
>         (Default: read permission for everybody.)  Since Linux 2.1.37
>         one no longer needs to specify the mode in decimal. (Octal is
>         indicated by a leading 0.)
> You may well have the Rock Ridge extensions enabled on the filesystem,
> causing mount to ignore the mode option you passed to mount.

Thanks, I found: "Preserve file permissions (backup)". I assume this
is what you mean.  I also found that the default filesystem in k3b
is includes Rock Ridge and joliet. I am tempted to switch that off
and select "Linux/Unix + Windows".  Any thoughts on this?  Will I
lose something I will regret?

Thanks again,

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