What's New in the Solaris 9 9/04 Operating Environment

Removable Media Management

The Solaris 9 release includes the following enhancements for removable media.

Write CD File Systems With the cdrw Command

The cdrw command enables you to write CD file systems in ISO 9660 format. You can use Rock Ridge or Joliet extensions on CD-R or CD-RW media devices.

You can use the cdrw command to do the following:

Go to the following Web site for information on recommended CD-R or CD-RW devices:


See the cdrw(1) man page for information on using this command.

Improved Removable Media Management

Volume management features have been improved in this release to fully support removable media. This improvement means that the following media are mounted and available for reading on insertion:

With Common Desktop Environment (CDE) and Solaris command-line enhancements, you can accomplish the following:

See the System Administration Guide: Basic Administration for information on managing removable media with the command-line interface. See the Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User’s Guide for information on managing removable media with CDE's File Manager.