On Thursday 18 December 2003 09:05, Keith G. Robertson-Turner wrote: > On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:02:27 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote: > > On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:49:57 +0100, Hans Müller wrote: > >> how can i burn a ext3 filesysrtem on a cd? > > > > You can't. At least not directly. > As has already been pointed out, it is possible to burn different file system types to cd. In fact, a file system isn't even necessary as I discovered one time when I accidentally gave cdrecord a tarball as input rather than the iso image. No trouble accessing the file thanks to the magic of *nix... just had to give tar the device rather than mounting it: tar xzf /dev/cdrom. he he. > I guess the real point is, why would you want to? > > Surely ISO9660 (+ extensions) and Mnt. Rainer, covers everything you'd > ever need to do with optical disks. > At the time I tried doing it I was attempting to incrementally build a file system for archival purposes... something mkisofs can't do as it's not a 'real' read/write filesystem. I built a 650M ext2 file system in a file, mounted loopback. I could daily add files to be archived and write it to cd when the file system was full. Ended up being too much work though.