TeX Live CD-ROMs for training
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 09:45:23 +0100 (BST)
Fabrice POPINEAU writes:
> > BTW while trying to make a backup copy of my TL4 I found that if you
> > copy all of it off onto hard disk, it appears to be impossible to burn
> > it back complete onto new CD-Rs, because the three files whose names
> > begin with a period won't copy -- at least not with the version of
> > Adaptec's Easy-CD that I have. Is this a bug in Easy-CD or a security
> > "feature"? :-)
Please don't do this anyway. Copying the files onto a Windows file
systems loses the executable bits in the bin directories, making your
copy useless to Unix/Linux users.
The correct way to make a copy is to suck the file system image off
the CD as a file, and then throw it back bodily. EasyCD should have
a facility to do this.
The original CD image is prepared under Linux, of course.