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systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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You probably used the Joliet format, and you should have used
ISO-9660. You also usually need to tell your CD software that you
want to use long filenames (they aren't all that long- 31
The pros and cons are: Joliet CD's can be read by just about
anything (Dos, Windows 3.1, SCO) but you do NOT see long filenames
unless you use a modern Windows machine (note that if you share the
CD on a Win 95/98 machine, and access it from Visionfs on SCO, you
will see long filenames). ISO-9660 CD's burned with long filename
support can't be read by Dos or old Win 3.1 machines.