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Old 01-28-2007, 08:18 PM   #1
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can not write files larger then 2G to system....


how do i get around this. running Debian etch

Code:
uname -a
Linux debian64 2.6.18-3-486 #1 Mon Dec 4 15:59:52 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
everything is etc3 (think that is the proper file system name) or something 3, the standard file format i have used since i started messing with linux.

system specs if you need them:

AMD 3800+ X2
2G PC3200 ram
sATA 7200rpm 250G
Asus A8N-SLI Premium MB
DVDR/W dual layer internal
DVDR/W dual layer external USB2.0
floppy

yes the system is apt-get update its a rather new rig so nothing should be messed up with it

i am trying to use vobcopy to make a backup of my Pirates of the Carabian DVD for the wife. could not get DVDShrink or AnyDVD to make successful backups under XP so i tried k3b, and still no luv.

now with vobcopy i get the following error:

Code:
sudo vobcopy -l
Vobcopy 1.0.1 - GPL Copyright (c) 2001 - 2006 robos@muon.de
[Hint] All lines starting with "libdvdread:" are not from vobcopy but from the libdvdread-library

[Info] Path to dvd: /dev/hda
[Info] Name of the dvd: PIRATES_OF_THE_CARIBBEAN_2
[Info] There are 25 titles on this DVD.
[Info] There are 84 chapters on the dvd.
[Info] Most chapters has title 1 with 29 chapters.

[Info] There are 25 angles on this dvd.
[Info] Using Title: 1
[Info] Title has 29 chapters and 1 angles
[Info] Using Chapter: 1
[Info] Using Angle: 1

[Info] DVD-name: PIRATES_OF_THE_CARIBBEAN_2

[Info] Outputting to /home/ray/pirates/PIRATES_OF_THE_CARIBBEAN_21.vob
   0MB of 7099MB written (0 %)
[Error] Write() error
[Error] It's possible that you try to write files
[Error] greater than 2GB to filesystem which
[Error] doesn't support it? (try without -l)
[Error] Error: Bad address
so it refuses to let me write larger then 2G file... what gives?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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Execute this command while in the same directory as you tried to execute vobcopy and post the output:
Code:
df -T .
I encountered a 2GiB limit problem about a year ago while trying to burn backups onto a DVD. Something, somewhere is not built to cope with large files. This is the 32-bit file pointer problem. *sigh*. The problem can come from several points.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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Code:
pirates$ df -T
Filesystem    Type   1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3     ext3    19228308   3459524  14792032  19% /
tmpfs        tmpfs      453396         0    453396   0% /lib/init/rw
udev         tmpfs       10240        64     10176   1% /dev
tmpfs        tmpfs      453396         0    453396   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1     ext3      482214     16940    440375   4% /boot
/dev/sda4     ext3   221055780    392464 209434284   1% /home
/dev/hda   iso9660     7997206   7997206         0 100% /media/cdrom0
ray@debian64:~/pirates$
 
Old 01-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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df -h -T
Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3     ext3     19G  3.4G   15G  20% /
tmpfs        tmpfs    443M     0  443M   0% /lib/init/rw
udev         tmpfs     10M   64K   10M   1% /dev
tmpfs        tmpfs    443M     0  443M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1     ext3    471M   17M  431M   4% /boot
/dev/sda4     ext3    211G  384M  200G   1% /home
/dev/hda   iso9660    7.7G  7.7G     0 100% /media/cdrom0
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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What happens if you don't use the -l option to vobcopy?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:15 PM   #6
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same error
 
Old 01-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #7
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What output do you have for this command:
Code:
strings `which vobcopy` |grep seek
 
Old 01-28-2007, 10:55 PM   #8
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Code:
ray@debian64:~$ strings `which vobcopy` |grep seek
lseek64
[Error] Couldn't seek into the drive
ray@debian64:~$ sudo strings `which vobcopy` |grep seek
Password:
lseek64
[Error] Couldn't seek into the drive
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:39 PM   #9
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looks like vobcopy is compiled OK.

Try to create a file which is more than 2GiB using another tool:
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=mytestfile bs=1024 count=$((1024 * 1024 * 5))
(this will try to create a 5 GiB file)

Paste any errors here.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #10
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Code:
ray@debian64:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=mytestfile bs=1024 count=$((1024 * 1024 * 5))
5242880+0 records in
5242880+0 records out
5368709120 bytes (5.4 GB) copied, 210.356 seconds, 25.5 MB/s
so it seems that there is zero problem with my system writting files that size, and vobcopy just not working properly.

any other clues suggestions on how to make a playable backup of my DVD?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 12:38 AM   #11
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ok just some side info that may or may not mean anything here.

i just installed DeCSS on my windows partition to see if the CD was encrypted or not after checking the 7 main VOB files, none of them reported back as being encrypted.

also DVDRIP can not rip the main movie out to an AVI file, nor can it copy the VOB files out to the hard drive.

how in the world can i make a backup copy of my bloody DVD. the wife has already burned through 1 DVD (Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and 2) and i just got it for her for Christmas.

yeah she watches it that much. thus the massive desire to back it up so i am not replacing this thing every few months.
 
  


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