Burning CD in Solaris

Burning CD/DVD in solaris

It is little painful to burn a CD/DVD in Solaris.
I don’t know too many applications which can be used to burn DVDs in solaris environment
Even if it is available I am not sure how user friendly it will be

But I discovered that we can burn CD/DVDs easily with few commands
It works and found it little faster than burning DVDs on any application in Windows

Here is what I did

1) Copy all the files you want to burn in a directory
In this case I have moved the files to directory video

2) Make an iso image out of it.
bash-3.00#mkisofs -J -R -o /export/test.iso ./video

3) Test if the iso image works fine by mounting it
bash-3.00# lofiadm -a /export/test.iso
bash-3.00# mount -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
bash-3.00# cd /mnt

4) Now insert the media in the drive and burn the cd/dvd.
bash-3.00# cdrw -i /export/test.iso
Looking for CD devices…
Initializing device…done.
Preparing to write DVD
Writing track 1…done.
Finalizing (Can take several minutes)…done.


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