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Old 07-09-2005, 03:54 AM   #1
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Convert cd images to dvd images

Hi All,

Does anyone know of a way to convert the Debian cd images into dvd images without downloading all the files again. I'm thinking it may be possible to use jigdo but I am not sure how to get it to scan all the cd images in order to produce the dvd images.

Thanks in advance,

Old 07-09-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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It's been a while since I used jigdo but I remember it asking for source files prior to downloading an iso image. So what I would do it mount all the debian cd images loopback, download the jigdo file for the dvd image, then start jigdo and point it to the directories where the cd images are mounted.
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Hi demian,

Sorry about the late reply; other commitments. Thanks for the suggestions. You are indeed correct that jigdo asks for source files before download but I got it into my mind that you could only give it one CD image (mounted on loop) and I need to specify all 13 images.

However with a little experimentation I found that you could give it numerous CD images by creating a temporary directory (eg: /loopdirs) and then another 13 directories (eg: d1, d2 ... d13) within the loopdirs directory. Next I mounted each disk (via the loop device) using one directory for each disk (eg: disk one mounted and d1 and so on).

Then on running jigdo it asks for the directory to scan for files so I gave it /loopdirs. I did not expect this to work but it obviously recursively went through each directory and sorted it out perfectly thus leaving me with 2 perfect dvd images.

Hope this helps someone else. One again thanks for your suggestions.



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