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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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How i can use the DVD effectively??

How can i burn multiple iso in to a DVD??
and how can i use the free space in DVD to store some files??
Old 11-16-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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To just throw a bunch of iso files onto a disc:
growisofs -speed=1 -Z /dev/hda FIRST.ISO SECOND.ISO THIRD.ISO

To create a disc image of an iso:
growisofs -speed=1 -Z /dev/hda=IMAGE.ISO

Of course for the latter command you would need to combine the images into one image. You can mount them with something like: mount -o loop IMAGE.ISO /mnt/cdrom
and then copy everything to a directory and run mkisofs on that directory.

To store data on the "free space" you would need to have created a multisession DVD.
man growisofs

Last edited by voyciz; 11-16-2009 at 09:23 AM.
Old 11-16-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Given that a blank DVD costs around 20-40 cents (US$ 0.20 - 0.40), I'm not sure what problem you are trying to solve. Even if the media cost is more like $US 1.00, it still does not seem like the best use of one's time.


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