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RE: [K12OSN] Accessing local CD rom drives



Thanks Eric,

I'll use temporary work around. This isn't high priority right now.

Cheers,
Bert

On Tuesday, July 02, 2002 5:35 PM, Eric Harrison [SMTP:eharrison mail mesd k12 or us] wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Bert Rolston wrote:
> 
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Things are going along swimmingly here.
> >
> >Thanks to Andy Payne and Eric for the e-mails on local floppy disk accessing.
> >
> >Can a similar method be used for accessing local CD-ROM drives?
> >
> >I have some areas where local CD's will be useful. 
> >
> >Then all I have to do is figure out how to access the local FDDs and CDs from the Win4Lin sessions :-)
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Bert
> 
> I'm pretty sure that method won't work with CDROMs. 
> 
> I know that CDROMs can be used with the network block device (nbd). On the LTSP
> download page (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=17723),
> way down at the bottom under "Floppy Access" you'll find a ltsp_nbd.tar.gz
> file which contains a HOWTO.
> 
> Packaging up the nbd is on my todo-list. It's pretty tricky, if anyone
> figures out a decent way to roll this out let me know ;-)
> 
> -Eric
> 
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