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questionasker 02-17-2004 02:54 PM

.iso size?
i just got medialinux2.

the iso is 702MB. Will this fit on a 700MB cd-r?
when i did an md5, it said the file was 719MB.
(yes, md5 was correct)

whats up wiht this?

b0uncer 02-17-2004 03:02 PM

well in common sense one might think that an iso of over 700 megs can't fit into a 700 meg disc, because some of the space on the disc is used for filesystem or something..not much, but still I think that if you can fit it into the disc, you're a magician :)

EDIT: hey but doesn't your burner-app tell you whether it fits in the disc or not?:)

Joey.Dale 02-17-2004 03:28 PM

It will fit as many iso's are that size


trickykid 02-17-2004 04:55 PM

Simply put, you need a bigger CDR....

questionasker 02-17-2004 05:20 PM

no, it fit.
thanks for replies.

i decided to brave it, and rick making a coaster.
when in my burner dialog, it said my "media info" allowed 703MB.
so i got in on wiht less tahn a MG to spare.

btw, why dont they just say, 703MB cd-r?
i guess 700 is a more rounder number.

b0uncer 02-18-2004 02:32 PM

I don't really know.. now you mentioned it, I realized that this is quite common in all memory devices.. (but I haven't heard/ever checked to see that cd-r's would actually have a bit more space than told)

my usb-stick is namely 128 megs but truly not quite that...I recall it was 127,xx but not exactly 128...and one mp3-player I had told me it had 10 gigs of space, but after checking out it appeared to be few megs more :)

somehow I've always thought cd's would be exactly as big as they tell...heh, I guess I'm just stupid and didn't think wide enough :)

good you got it fit into...I always have bigger discs so that there is also left some unused space (waste :( heh)

aaa 02-18-2004 02:52 PM

I fit a 710mb image on a 700mb cd. You probably shouldn't worry about the image size for 700mb cds. Most images were meant to fit on them, so a few extra megabytes are nothing to worry about.

Mega Man X 02-18-2004 05:13 PM

True, and in some cases those number even fools us. When I open my Control Panel on WindowsXP (cough), it says that my computer is:

1,99 GHZ

and I bought it as being a 2,00 GHZ.... If I had money I'd sue, I tell you, I'd sue Intel (same as SCO's philosophy applies here)

Mega Man X 02-18-2004 05:20 PM

Now, seriously. You are all being fooled by the numbers. If you count as "byte" not MB, a CD-r (700 MB) would fit about 744.000.000 bytes. So I believe that aaa said he fit a 710 mega file in a 700 CD, that's impossible. But it's possible to fit a 710.000.000 byte in a 700 MB CD, since 710 megabytes, would be around 680 MB... It's hard to explain, but try to understand the difference between bit byte and MB :D

aaa 02-18-2004 05:50 PM

Oh yeah... those sites often display the size in bytes or kb. Knoppix (the one that appeared to be around 710 to me) shows it in mb now, and it's 700.

Mega Man X 02-18-2004 06:12 PM

cool :)

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