[rescue] Re: Iris 5.3CD

Kurt Huhn kurt at k-huhn.com
Thu Sep 18 13:06:04 CDT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 11:42:40 -0500
Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Kevin wrote:
> > No, what is the rscd* device for?  Whatever it is, it's
> > not located on any of my Slackware boxen.
> Oh, Linux.  Eww.  Then, yeah, I think scd0 is what you want.
> Everywhere -else-, if foo0 is a block device, rfoo0 is a raw
> character device, which is what you want to use when doing
> character-stream operations like dd.  Of course, if you're using
> solaris, you have to look in a different directory for the raw
> devices.  I'm sure someone thought it was a cute idea.

The last time I used dd on a Slackware box, I used /dev/cdrom.  That
wasn't for an Irix CD, but it did work.  I think I probably used
/dev/cdrom the last time I tried an Irix CD, and if I did, then it

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