Add support for full read/write access to cdrw media in packet mode

Registered by Phillip Susi on 2006-01-03

Currently ubuntu supports writing to cd media using track/session at once mode via growisofs. This allows adding files to a cdr or cdrw easily, but can not remove files to reclaim the space, or edit files in place. Use of packet mode allows the cdrw to be used like a giant floppy. This means you can mount it as a true filesystem so command line tools can see it, and you can delete files from the disc and reuse that space without having to reformat the entire disc.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Phillip Susi
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Phillip Susi
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for edgy
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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tfheen 2006-07-06: submit for review. I've kept most of the implementation as that needs to be checked up on.

Approved, mdz 2006-07-06

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.