Write Once, Read Many. (or WORM)
basically compress up a file just about 4.4GB in size and write it to DVD. 700MB for CD.
That way I get around the whole Read-Only stuff and the path name problem.
But, I'll be damned as things just got fixed about 3 months ago with cdr-tools. cdr-tools is a fork of Joerg's crap, before he changed the license which made it even worse.
Debian did the fork to stabilize and fix LONG LONG LONG standing bugs and issues Joerg said were irrelevant and wouldn't be fixed, such as his stupid assed BUS:X,X,X addressing for the devices, especially since udev came along.
Joerg says Linux needs to just do it like Solaris, well that whole set of arguments has gone against him multiple time as it denigrates into him screaming bias and other things. Which of course gets him no where.