Currently available to CSPP students, PhD students, faculty, and staff.
The CD/DVD burning machine, daydream.cs.uchicago.edu, is located on the 1st floor of Ryerson in room 160b.
The easiest way to burn a variety of DVDs or CDs is to run k3b.
Alternately, you can do the following. These detailed instructions assume that you want to archive your home directory to CD/DVD. Note: You must burn from a local drive (/local for example). Burning from home dirs (NFS) results in FIFO underflow errors because NFS is too slow.
- Login to daydream
- Place a blank CD/DVD in the CDROM drive
mkdir -p /local/$USER
chmod 700 /local/$USER
genisoimage -J -R -o /local/$USER/image.iso ~/
- Now you'll have to wait up to 10 minutes, depending on how much data you are burning.
- Mount the finished CD/DVD to make sure it worked correctly,
mount /cdrom". Then you should be able to do "
ls /cdrom" to see your files.
- Unmount the cd, "
umount /cdrom" and you're done!
If you have a lot of data in your home directory, you'll want to ensure that it will fit on one CD/DVD. To learn how to check disk usage, check out the storage documentation. A blank CD can hold about 650 MB of data. A blank DVD can hold about 4.7 GB of data.
For more information on genisoimage or wodim, see the man pages.