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Old 05-10-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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file corruption!!

Hi to all,

I wanted some views on the following:

When I copy .txt and .c files from my linux partition to my C (Windows) drive, and then burn them on a CD in Windows, those .txt and .c files no longer work on linux. Can s.o tell me why is that so and how can I solve this problem without having to type it again in linux.

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Old 05-10-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
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Since I can't see the files I'm guessing, but if the line endings in the files get converted to MS-DOS (carriage return/line feed) that can affect whether they operate properly under Linux.

To avoid it, can you burn the CD under Linux? If not, can you create the ISO under Linux and copy the ISO to Windows?
Old 05-11-2006, 12:25 AM   #3
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Hi gilead,

Many thx for the reply..

You've guessed right about what happens to the, I can't burn under do I create the iso files under linux; what configurations/software do I have to use?

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Old 05-11-2006, 03:35 AM   #4
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Burning a cd is both easier and quicker with Linux. ( I am assuming a dual boot with the same cd drive here)

Create the iso file;

mkisofs -r -o name_of_file.iso /home/usr_name/source_directory

This will produce the file name_of_file.iso

To burn to cd do (with a 2.6.X kernel);

cdrecord -v dev=/dev/hdX /home/usr_name/source_directory/name_of_file.iso
where X is the relevant drive number.

Last edited by TigerOC; 05-11-2006 at 03:37 AM.
Old 05-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #5
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You could also take a look at the man pages for the utilities dos2unix and unix2dos which will convert between the end-of-lines used by dos and unix (linux) and vice versa. This would mean that you do not have to re-burn your CD.

Old 05-12-2006, 01:45 AM   #6
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Many thx to all you guys for the very handy suggestions..

Warm regards,


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