Originally Posted by BCarey
Thanks for the reply. I am executing it on a slackware system. I'm also thinking that the first error, the ominous "Warning: creating filesystem that does not conform to ISO-9660", occurs well before the tail command.
Yes, I agree with you about the respective timestamps of the errors; I decided not to mention that part about the "Warning:" because I (possibly incorrectly though) guessed that that warning was thrown because the second/subsequent CD images are not bootable, thereby being "non-conformant to the ISO9660 standard". It is after all a 'warning' rather than a '[fatal-]error'.
Disclaimer: I haven't researched ISO9660 compliance
so not 100% on whether bootable-ness affects compliance.
About the tail command though: if it is for example trying to use `tail` to gather up whatever files it is intending to put into the CD image, and the tail command is borking (hence the tail -- error) then anything from that point on will be borky too.
I currently use the DVD method when I run the mirror script, and have had no troubles. Maybe as a test-run, try that for the heck of it, and see what happens??