Read Windows Live File Format CD on Ubuntu
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 25 07:34:37 UTC 2011
On 25 September 2011 00:33, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 09/24/2011 12:32 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 24 September 2011 18:37, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> On 09/24/2011 09:22 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>>> I have a friend who uses Windows 7 (I have not managed to convert him
>>>> yet) who is asking for help burning CDs.
>>>>  explains that there are two formats that can be used when burning,
>>>> Mastered and Live File Format (of which there are several versions).
>>>> If he uses Live File Format will I be able to read the CD under
>>>> Ubuntu? I was surprised to find that Google did not help me. He is
>>>> remote so I cannot try it and see.
>>>>  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-CD-or-DVD-format-should-I-use
>>> Found this:
>>> To begin, it is important to understand that the Windows 7’s version of
>>> the Live File System is readable only by Windows 7, Vista, and XP
>>> systems. Furthermore, the Live File System works differently with the
>>> various types of optical discs.
>>> I've Win7 & will give one a try later today to see if I can read it on
>> That would be good, thanks. I hope that what the quote means is:
>> It is important to understand that Windows only supports
>> UDF version 2.01 on Windows 7, Vista, and XP systems.
> Copied the two LibreOffice folders off of Win7 to a CD-R using the Live
> File, ensured they were there in Win7, then 'Ejected' the cd so that it
> closes the session. Put the CD into my desktop (Maverick 10.10) and the
> cd comes up as 'UDF Volume' rather than the cd name that I gave it in
> Win7 (live file test). Files are all there & look to be fine. Eject from
> Ubuntu and put back into Win7 to see if the session is is reopened; to
> my surprise it still is and I can copy another folder to it (just like a
> USB stick).
> Eject again and put into a WinXP VM (VMWare Player); WinXP opens the CD
> & you can read the files, but you can't add any files to it & get an
> error that WinXP doesnt' support this CD-R format. Back to Win7 and I
> can add files to the CD-R *and* delete files from the CD & add them back.
> Hope that helps.
It certainly does, I shall tell he can use Live Format.
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