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IRIX CD's

Unread postby orionpi » Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:45 pm

Ok, this is a little random, but I just noticed that their is free disk space on the IRIX CD's. As if using the EFS filesystem on a CDROM wasn't strange, they leave free space on them too!
mintaka:~# df -h /mnt
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/data/irix/IRIX_CDs/IRIX_5.3/IRIX_5.3_All_Indigo2_IMPACT-813-0119-010.iso
549M 532M 16M 97% /mnt

Also thought I would add a little blurb about the CD desription file on each CD:
mintaka:~# ls -al /mnt
total 24
drwxrwxr-x 6 root root 512 Jun 11 1996 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 Jan 31 02:16 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 55 dip 206 Jun 11 1996 .IM
-rw-rw-r-- 1 55 dip 206 Jun 11 1996 .IM_152
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 90 Jun 11 1996 CDgrelnotes
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3218 Jun 11 1996 CDrelnotes
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 1751 Jun 11 1996 RELEASE.info
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 7652 Jun 11 1996 coffcheck
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 3584 Jun 11 1996 dist
drwxrwxr-x 5 root root 512 Jun 11 1996 firmware
drwxrwxr-x 32 root root 512 Jun 11 1996 relnotes
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 512 Jun 11 1996 stand
mintaka:~# cat /mnt/.IM
id = "152"

# Please do NOT delete this file!
# This file serves to uniquely identify this CD

version = "1"
title = "IRIX 6.2 WITH INDIGO2 IMPACT 10000 (1 OF 2)"
part_num = "812-0469-002"
sub_id = "0"

Basicly there are 2 files .IM and IM_<id#> they are identical. They allow software manager to desiguish between CD's so it doesn't ask you for the other untitled CD (A problem a friend of mine had when he made freeware CD's based on the directories of freeware.sgi.com). Oh, and how are you suppost to delete the file when it's on a CD-ROM???

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